Principal Second Violin
Astonishing in her musical versatility, violinist Qing Li brings great warmth, poise and insight to her music making. Ms. Li is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Principal Second Violin, appointed by Yuri Temirkanov in 2000 upon winning the audition, and is frequently featured as a soloist with the BSO. 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 to name a few. Ms. Li is a Piatigorsky Foundation Artist, a much sought-after recitalist, chamber musician and guest concertmaster and principal appearances both locally and internationally. Noted performances in that capacity with orchestras like the Iceland Symphony in Reykjavik and the Singapore Symphony to name a few. Her last featured solo performances with the BSO was Vivaldi’s Winter in 2018 fall under the direction of Maestro Nicholas McGegan. Throughout the great cities of America, South America, Europe and Asia, her broadcast appearances include television stations in US, Germany and China and a biography on Voice Of America. Notable reviews for Qing Li include the Baltimore Sun, ‘the highest level musically’. . . 'unsurpassed technical brilliance’ The German Hohenlohe News, ‘excelled with ethereal play’ and the Richmond Times, ‘her style was impeccable.’ She is also a member of the three-time Emmy Award winner, The All-Star Orchestra on PBS.
On top of her being a veteran member of the BSO for over 25 years and served under three music directors including her current music director, Marin Alsop. Ms. Li is also currently a violin faculty artist at her alma mater, the Peabody Institute of Music at the Johns Hopkins University. She has been the violin faculty artist of the NYO-China, since their 2017 inaugural season’s debut concert at the Carnegie Hall. She gives masterclasses and is active in International Festivals throughout US, Asia, Europe, South America and Russia. She has always felt that teaching is her way of repaying the kindness shown to her by her mentors.
Born in Beijing China, Ms. Li began violin studies at age 4 with her father. 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, 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, where she was granted a full scholarship and won the Marbury violin competition. Ms. Li has also studied with Herbert Greenberg and Sylvia Rosenberg. After graduating from Peabody she studied with the legendary Joseph Gingold in Bloomington Indiana. Under David Zinman’s directorship, Ms. Li won her first position in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, playing on a $100 Chinese violin, which was a gift from her father before coming to America. She now performs on her 1736 Neopolitain instrument made by Nicolo Gagliano.
Qing Li was featured as the soloist and the guest concertmaster with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Julien Benichou. New Years Eve’s concert on Dec. 31th, 2019, at Christ Church in Easton, MD.
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。