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Chang Li
1st Prize

Nationality: Cina

Age: 26

Stage: Final - 1st Prize


STAGE ONE - SELECTION: Lowell Liebermann Piano Nocturne No.1, Op. 20; Francis Poulenc Les Soirées de Nazelles, FP. 84

STAGE TWO - SEMIFINAL: J.S Bach, Prelude and Fugue in E major, book II;  J.S Bach, Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826

STAGE THREE - FINAL: F. Chopin, Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54; Claude Debussy Suite Bergamasque; Franz Schubert - Impromptu No. 2 in E Major, Op. 90 

Chang Li has given numerous performances in Asia, Europe and the United States. He has participated in many music festivals and concerts. He has performed at the Art Center of Jiangxi Province, Concert hall of Jiangxi Normal University, Art Center of Xi'an Conservatory, Xi'an Concert Hall, China. Mirasler Concert Hall in Hamburg, Germany. The William R. And Irene D. Miller Recital Hall, Ernst C. Stiefel Hall, recital hall of the Greenwich house music school, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York City, U.S. etc.

Chang is also under the guidance of famous world-class pianists and musicians: Jerome Lowenthal, Marc Silverman, Pavlina Dokovska, Vladimir Valjarević, Corey Macvicar, Ellen Mack, Pamela Mia Paul, Gustavo Romero, Derek Polischuk, etc. He also studied Fortepiano with Dr. Yi-heng Yang and Prof. Audrey Axinn at Mannes School of Music and the Juilliard School in 2018.

He received an honorary scholarship every year from the Xi’an Conservatory of Music, China, since 2014. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Xi'an Conservatory of Music in 2018. At the same year, he was admitted to Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Music College at University of Cincinnati for Master of Music in Piano Performance with high scholarships. In 2020, Chang received a master's degree from the Mannes School of Music in New York City, and was admitted to University of North Texas, University of Kansas, Penn State University, Michigan State University, and University of Connecticut for Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree with scholarships and teaching assistantships. He is also the recipient of the “Steinway & Sons” Artist Award from the Mannes School of Music, and a honorary artist of Orpheus Classical Label since 2020. 

Now he is pursuing a doctorate degree in piano performance as a graduate teaching assistant at Michigan State University College of Music with a full scholarship under the guidance of Dr. Derek Kealii Polischuk, who is the professor of piano and director of piano pedagogy at Michigan State University.

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