Bio courtesy of Jiarong Li
Chinese pianist Jiarong Li enjoys sharing her music with the community and collaborating with instrumentalists and singers. She has won top prizes at national and international competitions including first prize in the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival and Summer Academy Competition, the New England Conservatory Honors Competition, the International Music Competition-Best Schubert Performance, the Eastern Central Division of CCTV Piano and Violin Competition, the Distinction Award of the Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition, and was a finalist at New England Conservatory Piano Concerto Competition. She is a recipient of Si-Yo Artist Support Fund Grant, Emil Danenberg Scholarship, and was a collaborative piano fellow at Bowdoin International Music Festival.
Jiarong has performed as a solo pianist and chamber musician at major venues throughout the United States and China including: Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, Curtis Institute of Music, the ZhongShan Music Hall and the National Theater of China in Beijing, BianZhong Hall in Wuhan. She has performed in masterclasses for Robert McDonald, Jerome Lowenthal, Hung-Kuan Chen, Alexander Korsantia, Gabriel Chodos, and Victor Rosenbaum.
An important part of Jiarong’s performing life involves sharing her music with the community. For three consecutive years, she received the New England Conservatory’s Community Performance and Partnership Fellowship, through which she gave recitals at community venues throughout Boston.
Jiarong is currently pursuing a professional study diploma at Manhattan School of Music, where she studies with Dr. Heasook Rhee. Jiarong holds a Master of Music from New England Conservatory, where she studied with Pei-Shan Lee and Bruce Brubaker, and a Bachelor of Music from Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where she studied with Xiang Zou.