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Qing Li

Principal Second Violin

Praised for 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” (David Zinman), “unsurpassed technical brilliance” (Hohenlohe, a German 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..." (Richmond Times, 2008).  At the same time, she is a sought after chamber musician, having collaborated with such luminaries as Pinchas Zukerman, Hilary Hahn, and Leon Fleischer. She is currently the BSO’s Principal Second Violin, appointed by Yuri Temirkanov.

 Qing Li was born in Beijing China. At age four, she began violin studies with her father Zhen-Kun Li. At age 12, Qing Li won her acceptance to the Central Conservatory.  There, she was discovered at a master class by Berl Senofsky, who enthusiastically brought her to Peabody Conservatory with a fellowship scholarship. She won fellowships in this country’s most major music festival programs including Tanglewood, Meadowmount, Aspen, Grand Tetons, and Alexander Schneider’s New York String Seminar. Her teachers include Berl Senofsky, and the legendary Joseph Gingold. Her awards include the Marbury Violin Competition (1992, first prize) and the first Beijing International Violin Competition (1986, prizewinner), among others.

In 1993, she made her first of many concerto appearances with BSO. Since then, Qing Li has served as the acting Assistant Concertmaster, and won her current chair of Principal Second Violin in 2001 under Yuri Temirkanov. In November 2008, Ms. Li performed the Butterfly Lovers concerto at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. In 2005, Hilary Hahn invited Qing Li to play the Bach double concerto in a benefit concert to a glowing press.

In 2012, Ms. Li was the guest concertmaster with the Iceland Symphony in Reykjavik. She has been a recitalist and chamber musician in halls throughout the great cities of America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Radio and television broadcasts of her work as soloist and chamber musician have been aired on WYPR, and were featured on the Voice of America.

As a teacher, she has taught at the University of Delaware. Ms. Li has also been invited frequently to teach and give master classes at the Central Conservatory of Music, in Beijing, and of their Orchestra Academy graduate program. In July 2012, She was on the faculty of The Festival Internacional de Inverno Campos do Jordao Winter Festival in Brazil . In September 2013, she was invited to play solo recital tours as one of the Piatigorsky Foundation artists. 

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

Qing's bio in Chinese:

 

小提琴家 李青

 

        自2000年指挥大师 Yuri Temirkanov 出任巴尔的摩交响乐团音乐总监伊始,便任命李青为该团第二小提琴首席。小提琴家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!”。作为一位活跃的室内乐演奏家,曾与 Pinchas Zukerman, Leon Fleischer 及 Hilary Hahn 等著名音乐家同台献艺。2002年演出季中,与美国 Chicago交响乐团和德国广播交响乐团的首席们在欧美及香港巡演。并在美国、南美、欧洲及亚洲地区的音乐艺术节上演出并制作录音录像。于全美公共广播电台、德国广播电台、美国之音等电台电视台播出。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。

 

      李青生于北京,四岁起随父亲前中国歌剧舞剧院首席李振坤学琴。后又从师于前中央歌剧院首席穆坤莱。考入中央音乐学院附小及附中,师承赵维儉教授。1987年,她在美国著名小提琴家 Berl Senofsky 的大力推荐下,获得全额奖学金前往 Peabody音乐学院深造。并以优异成绩获得该校的音乐学士学位及演奏家证书。在此期间,她还曾求教于 Joseph Gingold 和 Dorothy Delay 等著名小提琴教育家。李青曾在北京国际小提琴比赛及美国玛尔勃理小提琴大赛等多项大型音乐赛中获奖。她也曾连续多年获得 Aspen, Tanglewood, Medowmount, Grant Teton and Alexander Schneider 等音乐节的全额奖学金。

 

      她曾任教于Delaware大学音乐系。2012年任教于巴西国际音乐节 Campos do Jordao。李青不仅活跃在世界音乐舞台上,也常常回到国内演出及教学。曾受邀为北京中央音乐学院附中的大师班和中央音乐学院乐队学院的研究生授课。2005年,百名华裔音乐家聚集上海,组成全球华人交响乐团。团中有来自芝加哥交响乐团,柏林爱乐乐团等各大乐团的超过五十名首席乐手。在这好手云集的乐团里,李青被任命为第二小提琴声部首席。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