George Li


July 24 and 28

George Li

“…staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression…”

—Washington Post

Pianist George Li possesses an effortless grace, poised authority, and brilliant virtuosity far beyond his years. Since winning the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, he has rapidly established a major international reputation and performs regularly with some of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.

Mr. Li’s Recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with the Los Angeles, New York, London, Rotterdam, Oslo, and St. Petersburg Philharmonics; the San Francisco, Tokyo, Frankfurt Radio, Sydney, and Montreal Symphonies; as well as the Philharmonia, DSO Berlin, and Orchestra National de Lyon. He frequently appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra.

In recital, Mr. Li performs at venues including Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall in San Francisco, the Mariinsky Theatre, Elbphilharmonie, Munich’s Gasteig, the Louvre, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo’s Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall, NCPA Beijing, Shanghai Poly Theater, and Amici della Musica Firenze. He has also appeared at major classical music festivals, including the Edinburgh International Festival, Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence Festival, and Montreux Festival.

Mr. Li is an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist. His debut recital album, which was recorded live from the Mariinsky, was released in October 2017. His second recording for the label, released in October of 2019, features solo works from Liszt and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, recorded live with Vasily Petrenko and the London Philharmonic.