Since winning the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, pianist George Li has established an international reputation, collaborating regularly with major orchestras and conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, James Gaffigan, Manfred Honeck, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Kirill Petrenko, David Robertson, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, Michael Tilson Thomas, among others.
In the 2019–20 season, Mr. Li performs with the Baltimore, Cincinnati, Fort Worth, and New Jersey symphony orchestras, as well as the Buffalo Philharmonic and National Arts Centre Orchestra. He appears at the Vienna Musikverein with the Tonkünstler Orchestra, and recently completed an eight-concert tour of Germany with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recent engagements include the New York, London, Los Angeles, Rotterdam, Oslo, and St. Petersburg philharmonic orchestras; the San Francisco Symphony; the Tokyo, Frankfurt Radio, Sydney, and Montreal symphony orchestras; and the Philharmonia, DSO Berlin, and Orchestra national de Lyon. He frequently appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, including at the Paris Philharmonie, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Graffenegg Festival, and various venues throughout Russia.
In recital, Mr. Li has performed at Carnegie Hall, San Francisco’s Davies Hall, St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, Munich’s Gasteig, Paris’s Louvre, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo’s Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall, NCPA Beijing, and Amici della Musica Firenze. He has appeared at the Edinburgh International, Verbier, Ravinia, Aix-en-Provence, and Montreux festivals, among others.
George Li is an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, with his debut recital album (recorded live at the Mariinsky) released in 2017. His second recording for the label features Liszt solo works and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1, recorded live with Vasily Petrenko and the London Philharmonic and released in 2019.
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