Pianist Andrew Li

Monday, July 11, 2016
7:00 pm

Steinert Hall
M. Steinert & Sons
162 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Join M. Steinert & Sons as we welcome piano prodigy Andrew Li, age 16, to Steinert Hall in Boston for an evening of classical piano music. Andrew is a student of Wha Kyung Byun, and will be joined by his brother, George Li, on Grieg’s Piano Concerto.

Admission to this performance is free, but seating is limited. Please call (617) 426-1900, extension 223, or click here to reserve your seat in advance.

PROGRAM

Nocturne in E major, op 62, no2

Chopin

Beethoven

Sonata in E flat major, op 7

Allegro con brio

Prokofiev

Sarcasms, op 19

Scarlatti

Sonata in D minor, L. 108

Mendelsshon

Fantasy in F sharp minor, op 28

Liszt

Hungarian Rhapsody no 6, S. 244/6

Intermission

Grieg

Piano concerto in A minor, op. 23

Allegro Molto moderato

Adagio

Allegro molto e macarto

Soloist: Andrew Li

Orchestra part: George Li

ABOUT ANDREW LI

Andrew Li has shown his love and gifts of music since his early years.  Starting at age seven, he won First Prize in the Bay State Piano Competition for five consecutive years.  In 2009 and 2010, Andrew won First Prize in the Steinway Competition in Boston in Division One and Division Two.  He played a solo recital in October of 2010 in Utica, NY.  In June of 2013, Andrew performed at the prestigious Rockport Chamber Music Festival.  In January of 2014, Andrew gave a performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Symphony Pro Musica.  Andrew joined his brother in October of 2014 to perform in the recital series at Hamilton College.   In November of the same year, Andrew won First Prize in the annual concerto competition of the Prep School of the New England Conservatory.

Besides being a piano soloist, Andrew is also a fervent chamber musician.  He, with the Brioso Trio, were featured on the From The Top radio show.  In February of 2014, the Trio won Second Prize at the New England Chamber Music Festival competition.  In June of 2014, Andrew was featured as a soloist on the From the Top radio show, and has performed at From the Top functions.

Andrew has been studying piano with Ms. Dorothy Shi since he was six.  Currently, he studies with Professor Wha Kyung Byun at the New England Conservatory as well as Ms. Shi.   Andrew also enjoys playing the violin.  He was accepted in the North Eastern Music Festival orchestra, serving as the principal second violin.

In 2016 Andrew competed in the Boston Symphony’s Youth Concerto Competition winning First Place, which means he has the honor of performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2017.

For recreation, Andrew enjoys playing baseball and basketball, as well as reading history and fiction.

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