Mercury Orchestra

Yuhang Li, piano


Seventeen-year-old Yuhang Li is the winner of the 2017 Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Piano Concerto Competition. He has performed as piano soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and now makes his debut with the Mercury Orchestra.

Born in Dalian, China, Li began piano studies with Ling Chen at the age of six and later studies with Yang Yang and Zhuoyi Li. In 2012, he won first prize in the 58th Grotrian Steinweg Schumann Competition. Later that year, while studying in Austria with professor Nikolaus Wiplinger, he won the first prize in the 14-16-year-old division of the European International Music competition of Moncalieri in Turin, Italy, and was also honored with a special award in the competition. At the age of 13, Li moved to United States to continue his music training at the Walnut Hill Music Festival in Massachusetts. In 2014, he attended the Piano (Texas) Music Festival and performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major K271 with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as concerto competition winner. In 2015 he attended the Heartland Chamber Music Festival. He currently studies with Matti Raekallio in the Juilliard School Precollege Division.

Beyond piano performance, Li spends time composing music, drawing, and in martial arts; he is a two-time Gold Medal winner in the Hong Kong International Kungfu Competition.

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