By Luca Cossettini
Tenacity and sensitivity, intelligence and discipline, refinement and curiosity hide behind the delicate figure of Ying Li. Winner of the 2021 Antonio Mormone Competition in Milan, in the same year she was a finalist at the Concours Musical International de Montréal, and won the special prize for the best performance of French music at the Cleveland International Piano Competition. At the age of five she began playing the piano as a game, not suspecting that music would soon become “the key to her identity”. At 11-years-old, in St. Petersburg, she participated in her first international competition, realizing that she wanted to make her life a continuous discovery. She moved to Philadelphia when she was 14 to study with Jonathan Biss and Seymour Lipkin at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she graduated in 2019. In June 2021, she earned her Master of Music from Juilliard in New York.
… she reveals her nature as a “diviner of notes and sounds”… a true great artist capable of making you jump on an armchair.
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
(Rohrau, 1732 – Vienna, 1809)
Sonata in do maggiore, n. 60 Hob:XVI:50
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
(Salisburgo, 1756 – Vienna, 1791)
Sonata n. 13 in si bemolle maggiore, K. 333
(Sânnicolau Mare, Romania, 1881 – New York, 1945)
Piano Sonata, Sz. 80
Instants d’un Opéra de Pékin
(Lomonosov, San Pietroburgo, 1882 – New York, 1971)
Trascrizione di GUIDO AGOSTI (Forlì, 1901 – Milano, 1989)
Suite da “L’uccello di fuoco”