Qing Li

Principal Second Violin

Astonishing in her musical versatility, violinist Qing Li brings great warmth, poise and insight to her music making. Born in Beijing China, Ms. Li began violin studies at age 4 with her father Zhen-Kun Li. At age 12, Qing Li was accepted to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. There she was discovered at a master class by Berl Senofsky, the first American to win the prestigious Queen Elizabeth International Violin Competition. Based on a prize winning Sibelius Violin Concerto performance at the first Beijing International Youth Violin Competition, Mr. Senofsky brought her to Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory. She was granted a full scholarship and won the Marbury violin competition. After graduating from Peabody she studied with the legendary Joseph Gingold and won fellowships at major music festivals including Aspen, Tanglewood, Meadowmount and Alexander Schneider's New York String Seminar. In 1993 Ms. Li auditioned for the Baltimore Symphony, winning a position playing a $100 Chinese violin. Ms. Li currently performs on a Neopolitain instrument made by Nicolo Gagliano in 1736. 

Qing Li is currently the BSO’s Principal Second Violin, appointed by Yuri Temirkanov in 2000, and is frequently featured as a soloist. Other solo engagements have included the Butterfly Lovers Concerto at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the Haydn violin concerto with the Richmond Symphony and the Bach Double Concerto with Hilary Hahn. Ms. Li is also a Piatigorsky Foundation Artist, a much sought after recitalist, chamber musician and guest Concert Master.

Her broadcast appearances include a biography on Voice Of America, interviews on Baltimore’s WBJC and WYPR radio, and television stations in Germany and China.

Ms. Li is the Associate Concert Master at the Eastern Music Festival, as well as a faculty member for both EMF and the Beijing International Music festival and Academy. She has also taught at the University of Delaware, the Festival Internacional de Inverno Compos do Jordão Winter Festival in Brazil and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Ms. Li has always felt that teaching is her way of repaying the kindness shown to her by her mentors.

Notable reviews for Qing Li include the Baltimore Sun, ‘It was impossible not to be swept along by all the passion’, The German Hohenlohe News, ‘excelled with ethereal play’ and the Richmond Times, ‘her style was impeccable.’

 

小提琴家——李青        

  李青是一位以独奏家,室内乐演奏家,交响乐团首席乐手,及教育家等多重身份活跃在世界音乐舞台上的华裔音乐家。

  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。

  作为优秀的华裔音乐家,她心系祖国,立志一定要为培养自己祖国的音乐事业和传播中国的文化努力做出应有的贡献。2008年11月,她在费城的Kimmel中心,演出了中国著名的梁祝协奏曲,获得了美国观众的好评。

  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