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Li Chuanyun

Li Chuanyun

Li Chuanyun, a violinist, won the Beijing Youth and Junior Violin competitions at the age of five and went on to win first prize in the Junior Youth Group Division of the Fifth International Wieniawski Youth Violin Competition. After settling in Hong Kong with his family in 1986, he joined the Yip Children's Choral and Performing Arts Center. Under their auspices, he was sent to Beijing to continue his studies under world-renowned violinist Yaoji Lin.

In 1993 Li made his debut at the Hong Kong Cultural Center performing Paganini's 24 Caprices, which he later recorded on his first CD. In March of 1995, Li was invited to perform with China's Philharmonic Orchestra consisting of principle musicians from fifteen leading Chinese orchestras. In September 1996, the Juilliard School of Music awarded him a full scholarship to attend the school's Pre-College Division, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, Itzhak Perlman and Hyo Kang. He has attended the Aspen Music School and participated in the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado every summer since 1995.

In 1997, Li was chosen to give a recital at the Larchmont Chamber Music Circle of that year. In 1998, he won the Nakamichi Violin Concerto Competition held in Aspen, Colorado. He was awarded the Salon De Virtuosi Fellowship Grant in 1999. Li studied with DeLay and Professor Kurt Sassmannshaus at the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in 1999 and 2000.

The Hong Kong Sinfonietta performed in Paris, France, with Li as their solo violinist, in July 2001. The Clarisse B. Kampel foundation presently supports Li' s studies with Joey Corpus in New York City. He has appeared with orchestras in the United States, Canada, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Iceland, France and Japan. He also often performs as a recitalist.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Li Chuanyun Facts

OccupationMusician, Actor

Selected Filmography

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