Recital: Qianqian Li '24, Soprano

NEC: Burnes Hall | Directions

255 St. Botolph St.
Boston, MA
United States

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital that is free and open to the public. It's your first look at the artists of tomorrow.

Qianqian Li '24 studies Voice with Bradley Williams and is the recipient of the Tan Family Foundation Scholarship.

This is an in-person event with a private stream available to the NEC community here:


  • Qianqian Li '24, soprano
  • Sujin Choi, piano
  • Baian Chen, countertenor
  • Bradley Williams, studio teacher
  1. Claudio Monteverdi | "Pur ti miro, pur ti godo" from L'incoronazione di Poppea

    • Baian Chen, countertenor
  2. George Frideric Handel | "Lascia ch'io pianga" from Rinaldo

  3. Richard Strauss | Allerseelen

  4. Richard Strauss | Ich schwebe

  5. 江定仙 (Dingxian Jiang) | 岁月悠悠 (Years Long)

  6. 赵季平 (Jiping Zhao) | 枫叶飘落的声音 (The whisper of falling maple leaves)


  8. Kurt Weill | Youkali

  9. Francis Poulenc | Violon from Fiançailles pour rire

  10. Ottorino Respighi | Nebbie

  11. Francesco Paolo Tosti | Te solo

  12. Rebecca Clarke |The Seal Man

  13. Benjamin Britten | Funeral Blues from Cabaret Songs


    This is dedicated to all those who have given me the love and support I have received during my four years at NEC:

    I love you all as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers.

    Thanks to the love you have given me, a certain fragrance has risen from the earth and dwells in my being. 

    In the presence of your care, the shadows dance with light unseen, a secret symphony of nature’s grace. 

    Your care is like the breath that stirs dormant seeds, awakening life in the depths of my heart.

    Like a twilight breeze on a moonless night, your care lingers, invisible yet profound.

    With your support, I find solace in the mystery of human connection, a journey of love, eternally unbound.

    You allow the beautiful creature in me to rise above the pain, smile above hate, cry above madness.

    You help to mend what has been broken in me and ignite what is still very much alive.

    I thank you all from my heart!