“Lun Li has admirable command of all the possibilities of the bow, and uses it with delightful musical sense.”
– LUDWIG VAN MONTRÉAL
A native of Shanghai, China, violinist Lun Li won First Prize in the 2021 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, as well as The Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and The Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize, and was named John French Violin Chair at YCA. He is also the recent joint winner of First Prize at the Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition.
Traveling between Shanghai and Philadelphia has brought him experience and honor; in 2012, as a result of winning the second place of the 2nd Haydn Chamber Competition in Shanghai, his quartet was invited to perform in Helsinki Music Centre Festival. He has participated in masterclasses with Arnold Steinhardt, Midori Goto and Pierre Amoyal. In 2017, he served as the concertmaster of the Pacific Festival Orchestra under the conductor Valery Gergiev. His festival appearances include Marlboro Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Music from Angel Fire, and Verbier Festival Academy.
Lun recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music with a bachelor’s degree under the tutelage of Ida Kavafian, and was a recipient of the Jean J. Sterne fellowship. Lun is now pursuing a master’s degree at the Juilliard School with Catherine Cho and Joseph Lin.
YCA represents violinist Lun Li for worldwide engagements. Please contact us for more information.