Principal Second Violin
Astonishing in her musical versatility, violinist Qing Li brings great warmth, poise and insight to her music making. Ms. Li is currently the BSO’s Principal Second Violin, appointed by Yuri Temirkanov in 2000 upon winning the audition 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 a Piatigorsky Foundation Artist, a much sought after recitalist, chamber musician and guest concertmaster, such as a guest concertmaster at the Iceland Symphony in Reykjavik. Throughout the great cities of America, South America, Europe and Asia, her broadcast appearances include a biography on Voice Of America, interviews on Baltimore’s WBJC and WYPR radio and television stations in the U.S., Germany and China. She is also a member of the PBS's three-time Emmy Award®- winning production, “The All Star Orchestra.” Ms. Li will be featured as one of the soloists a BSO subscription series in October 2018, under the direction of Maestro Nicholas McGegan.
Critics have praised Qing Li’s solo performances, describing them as "the highest level musically," (The Baltimore Sun), "unsurpassed technical brilliance" (Hohenlohe, 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).
Ms. Li is currently a faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and serves as faculty for festivals and programs around the world. She has always felt that teaching is her way of repaying the kindness shown to her by her mentors. She was the Associate Concert Master at the Eastern Music Festival in 2016, as well as a faculty member for EMF, the Beijing International Music festival and the Master Players Festival in Delaware. She has also taught at the University of Delaware, the Festival Internacional de Inverno Compos do Jordão Winter Festival in Brazil, the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China Conservatory and music schools and conservatories in Shanghai and Hangzhou. Ms. Li is on the Faculty Artist team embarking on a new international project called, NYO-China Carnegie hall in 2017. She also performed in the NYO-China Chamber Music Festival in Beijing in 2018.
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 Violin Competition, Mr. Senofsky brought her to the renowned Peabody Conservatory of Music. She was granted a full scholarship and won the Marbury violin competition. Ms. Li has also studied with Herbert Greenberg. 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. Ms. Li had won her first position in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, playing on a $100 Chinese violin which was a gift from her father. She currently performs on her Neapolitan instrument made by Nicolo Gagliano in 1736.
美国巴尔的摩交响乐团(Baltimore Symphony Orchestra) 首席二提琴；
美国皮博蒂音乐学院(Peabody Violin Faculty)小提琴教授;
东方音乐节(Eastern Music Festival)一提琴副首席兼教授；
美国全明星交响乐团成员(All Star Orchestra);
李青女士，现任美国巴尔的摩交响乐团的二提琴首席，并任皮博蒂音乐学院的小提琴教授，是一位以交响乐团首席小提琴演奏家、室内乐演奏家及独奏家身份活跃在国际舞台上的华裔小提琴家。李女士才华横溢，演出效果惊艳四座，其演奏在保持静谧风格的同时，投入了其无尽的热情和独特的见解。她多次以独奏家身份与巴尔的摩交响乐团及其他乐团合作，演奏曲目涉猎广阔，涵盖从维瓦尔第，维尼亚夫斯基到西贝柳斯等风格多样的协奏曲。一直以来，李女士受到观众及音乐评论家的青睐，《巴尔的摩太阳报》将她誉为“具有强烈内在激情” “拥有无可比拟的辉煌技巧” 及 “演奏风格无可挑剔”的小提琴演奏家。李青举行过多场独奏演出， 影响较大的有在费城交响乐团(Kimmel Center)演奏梁祝小提琴协奏曲、与瑞赤芒得交响乐团（Richmond Symphony)合作的海顿小提琴协奏曲以及与著名小提琴家希拉瑞.哈嗯 (Hilary Hahn) 合作演出的巴赫双小提琴协奏曲等。她还是皮亚提格尔斯(Piatigorsky)基金会的独奏艺术家, 也是一位广受追捧的特约首席小提琴家。从欧洲、亚洲、南美洲到美国各大城市，李女士的身影遍布各大电台及广播媒体：她在美国之音人物传记设有专栏介绍，同时也是美国公共教育广播电视台系列转播演出的全明星交响乐团成员。非演出季的时间里，李女士同时兼任纽约中华青少年交响乐团(NYO-China)的艺术导师,东方音乐节(Eastern Music Festival)的一提琴副首席，在北京国际音乐大师班艺术节和东海岸的名家音乐节(MPFS)参与教学和室内乐演奏，也曾于巴西的圣保罗冬季国际音乐节(The Internacional de Inverno Compos do Jordão Winter Festivel)，以及北京中央音乐学院和中音附中大师班授课。
出生于中国北京的李青，4岁起随其父李振坤学习小提琴，12岁考入中央音乐学院附小及附中。美国著名小提琴家伯尔·希诺夫斯基 (Berl Senofsky) 来华，在大师班发现了她的音乐才华，即邀请她以全额奖学金的身份赴美国深造。李青以优异成绩获该校的音乐学士及演奏家证书，并在美国国内和国际比赛中获奖。 毕业后，她又拜于名师约瑟夫·金戈尔(Joseph Gingold) 和平克斯·祖克曼(Pinchas Zukerman)门下，并获得美国各大著名音乐节最高奖学金，例如：阿斯本(Aspen), 滩勾吾德(Tanglewood) 和纽约的麦渡芒得 (Meadowmount) 等等音乐节。李青19岁赴美时，父亲曾送给她一把价值 800元中国制作的小提琴，她就是用这把小提琴获得了巴尔的摩交响乐团的第一职位。现在她演奏的是1736年意大利小提琴名匠尼古拉·加里亚诺(Nicolo Gagliano)大师的作品。