Qing Li

Principal Second Violin

Astonishing in her musical versatility, violinist Qing Li brings great warmth, poise, and insight to her music making. Solo performances have garnered such critical praise as, “ the highest level musically” by David Zinman, “unsurpassed technical brilliance” by Hohenlohe, Germany newspaper, and "as the soloist, Qing was flawless... particularly in a stunning cadenza near the end of the first movement in the Haydn violin concerto. Her style was impeccable..." by the Richmond Time. Ms. Li had performed the Butterfly Lovers concerto at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and also had played the Bach double concerto with Hilary Hahn prompted a glowing press.

Currently, she is the BSO’s Principal Second Violin, appointed by Yuri Temirkanov. At the same time, she is a sought after chamber musician. She is also admired as one of the country’s most accomplished orchestral players. Finally, Qing Li is reengaged time after time as a dynamic recitalist, and a guest concertmaster in halls throughout the great cities of America, Europe, Asia, and South America. Radio and television broadcasts of her work as soloist and chamber musician have been aired on WYPR, in Germany and in China. She was featured on the Voice of America, and as well as a Piatigorsky Foundation solo artist. 

Qing Li was born in Beijing China. At age four, she began violin studies with her father. At age 12, Qing Li won her acceptance to the Central Conservatory of Music. There she was discovered at a master class by Berl Senofsky, who enthusiastically brought her to Peabody Conservatory with a full scholarship. She won fellowships in this country’s most major music festival programs including Tanglewood, Meadowmount, and Aspen. Her teachers also include the legendary Joseph Gingold and Dorothy Delay, a national and international violin competitions prize winner. 

Besides her private teaching, Ms. Li has also taught at the University of Delaware, the department of music. She was on the faculty of the Festival Internacional de Inverno Compos do Jordão Winter Festival in Brazil. Invited frequently to give master classes at the Central Conservatory of Music, in Beijing. Currently, she is on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival. 

Ms. Li performs on a Nicolo Gagliano violin, which was crafted in 1736, Naples, Italy. 




  李青曾多次以独奏家的身份与巴尔的摩交响乐团演出了各种风格的多首小提琴协奏曲。此外,她还受邀与美国 Richmond 交响乐团, Bay Atlantic 交响乐团等多个音乐团体合作演出。深受观众与乐评家的赞誉,被称为是一位"具有强烈内在激情",拥有"无以比拟的辉煌技巧及最高音乐风格"的小提琴家。曾与她合作演出过的美国著名指挥家 David Zinman 说:“她是一流的演奏家!”。德国 Hohenlohe 报纸上评价她具有“无与伦比的技术才华”!Richmond 时报评论道:“作为独奏者,李青是完美的... 她的风格是无可挑剔的!”。 2005年,曾受 Hilary Hahn 邀请,在慈善音乐会上演奏了巴赫的双小提琴协奏曲。2006年,她受邀担任五月角音乐节客座首席。2012年,她曾任冰岛交响乐团的客座首席。2013年9月,受Piatigorsky 基金会之约,李青即将在美巡演独奏音乐会。


  李青演奏的是一把意大利那波里制琴名匠  Nicolo Gagliano,1736年制做的小提琴


Radio Interview with Qing Li on Piatigorsky Foundation Tour