George Li, Piano

George Li plays at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015
George Li: Concert Pianist

Only 19 years old, Li is considered one of the world’s most talented and creative young pianists, winning piano competitions since the age of six. He is an alumnus of NEC's Preparatory School program, during which he performed on "From the Top" (at age 10 in 2006) and at outgoing NEC President Tony Woodcock's Installation Ceremony (at age 11 in 2007). In addition, he toured with NEC's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra as soloist in Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto in Vienna, Prague, and Amsterdam in 2011. Li’s Carnegie Hall debut was at the age of 11, and in 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award. At the age of 15, he performed in the White House Rose Garden at a State dinner for President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband.

Currently in the Harvard and NEC dual degree program, Li’s astonishing technique, distinctive tonal quality, and exceptional musicality have earned him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide for his solo recitals, orchestral collaborations, and chamber music performances. Li studies at NEC with Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun.