Recital: Steven Chengrong Li '24, Viola

NEC: Pierce Hall | Directions

241 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.

Steven Chengrong Li '24 studies Viola with Mai Motobuchi.

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


  • Steven Chengrong Li '24, viola
  • Tae Kim, piano
  • Mai Motobuchi, studio teacher
  1. Joan Tower | Purple Rhapsody, Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

    • Tae Kim, piano
  2. Johannes Brahms | Sonata for Viola and Piano, op. 120 no. 1

    Allegro appassionato
    Andante un poco adagio
    Allegretto grazioso

    • Tae Kim, piano

  4. George Rochberg | Sonata for Viola and Piano

    Allegro moderato
    Adagio lamentoso
    Fantasia: Epilogue  - Allegro moderato

    • Tae Kim, piano

    I would like to thank all my friends and all the staff at the NEC who helped me make this recital a success.

    I would also like to thank my parents for their support from far away in China.

    I sincerely thank my mentors:
       Tae, incredible pianist and collaborator who helped me from my NEC audition all the way to this graduate recital.

       Daniel, who gave me important guidance and help during the critical period of last year‘s admission.

    And Mai, it was an honor to be her student. I will never forget the first time I met her.
    Wishing you health and happiness forever!