Pianist Siyuan Li maintains an active performing profile across the United States, Europe, New Zealand and Asia as a concert soloist, collaborative pianist and new music advocate.
Siyuan made her debut as a soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall and Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She has performed as a featured soloist with the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, the Oberlin Orchestra, and the Chautauqua Music Festival Orchestra. As a music coach and a chamber musician, she served as faculty at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobicco Italy, the Chautauqua Music Festival, the Baltimore International Piano Festival and the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival. Passionate about new music, Siyuan joined a prestigious contemporary chamber ensemble, --Khemia Ensemble, where she has made appearances at Strange and Beautiful Music at New Music Detroit, the National Sawdust Concert, the Mizzou Summer Compostition Camp and the Missouri International Composition Festival. A piano concerto Canton Snowstorm (2018) was written for her by Shuyling Li, Faculty of Composition at Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Siyuan gave the World Premier of this concerto at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the US premier at University of Michigan and a New York premier at Arete Venue and Gallery.
As a certified instructor in Ann Arbor, Siyuan maintains a private piano studio of 16 students ranging in age from 5 to 30 from seven different countries. Her students have won prizes at international piano competitions and have received the highest regional scores in the Musical Development Program Assessment of the Royal Conservatory of Music. She received 2018 Teacher Award from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Siyuan holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance, two Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance and in Chamber Music from the University of Michigan, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and in Vocal Accompanying from Oberlin College Conservatory. She is currently teaching at the Jackson College and working as a collaborative pianist at the University of Michigan. Her teachers include Arthur Greene, Monique Duphil, Christopher Harding, Yuan Ling and Pingguo Zhao.
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