Towering figures: who's who in the world of
Towering figures: who's who in the world of Chinese soft power?South China Morning PostLi Yundi: Coming from a family of non-musicians in Chongqing, Li took to music early. When he was three years old, his parents bought him an accordion after he became so entranced by an accordion player in a shopping mall that he refused to leave.and more »
Posted on 18 March 2017 | 8:03 pm
Beijing Symphony cancels concerts in Korea
The Korea HeraldBeijing Symphony cancels concerts in Korea amid missile defense tensionsThe Korea HeraldAmid territorial disputes with Japan over the Senkaku Islands, known as Diaoyudao in China, pianists Li Yundi and Lang Lang canceled their Japanese tours in 2012 and 2013, respectively. "The impact of China's retaliatory measures against the THAAD ...and more »
Posted on 7 March 2017 | 8:38 pm
7-year-old Enzo Zhao to play at Carnegie
Northwest Asian Weekly7-year-old Enzo Zhao to play at Carnegie Hall againNorthwest Asian WeeklyLast year, he played Fritz Spindler's Sonatina in E minor in front of about 500 people. Enzo is inspired by legendary composers like Johann Sebastian Bach and Frédéric Chopin. He would also love to meet Chinese pianists Lang Lang and Li Yundi some day.
Posted on 3 March 2017 | 10:11 am
Classical Music: Kirill Gerstein performing
NJ.comClassical Music: Kirill Gerstein performing in Princeton Feb. 27NJ.comGerstein has grown considerably in stature since his McCarter debut in 2012, when he filled in for an indisposed Yundi Li. A First Prize winner at the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition in 2001, the recipient of a Gilmore Young Artist Award in 2002 ...
Posted on 22 February 2017 | 4:11 am
Maybe THIS is why you're not supposed to
Classic FMMaybe THIS is why you're not supposed to clap between movementsClassic FMYou know all those rules about when you can clap at a classical concert? Well, this examples shows that there might be a good reason for them. The traditional etiquette of a classical concert dictates that thou shalt not clap in-between musical movements.
Posted on 12 December 2016 | 4:43 am
Piano recital set for May
Award-winning local pianist Crystal Lam will perform a selection of classical works on May 8. The programme will feature Mendelssohn's Fantasy in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28; Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat, Op. 110; Scriabin's 24 Préludes, Op. 11 (Excerpts) and Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6 in A, Op. 82 . Ms Lam has won various prizes and awards in international and local music ...
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 11:43 pm
Fall preview: Classical releases
And in what must be a nail-biter for the artist once known as Yundi Li, Yundi, who has also changed labels, back to DG (which does know how to market to Chinese teenagers), will continue his projected survey of the complete Chopin with the Preludes ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 12:04 pm
Taylor Swift, Chinese Pianist Yundi Li Pair
Taylor Swift may have been an international phenomenon before but she's now gained some new cred after a video on YouTube surfaced of Swift and the Chinese piano-playing sensation, Yundi Li. Like Us on Facebook The song is "Wildest Dreams" from Swift's ...
Posted on 4 May 2015 | 10:30 am
Yundi Li Piano Dream China Tour
There is a so-called “piano fever” taking China by storm, with a huge number of Chinese children learning to play the piano. Partly responsible is Sichuan-born Yundi Li, an internationally acclaimed pianist and a big star with the youth of China, who ...
Posted on 1 August 2013 | 10:00 am
Yundi Li romance suspected exposure, Li’s
When in January 2013, Leehom Wang and Yundi Li stepped up to deny they were not a couple, they were just a pair of great friends who shared much in common. Many netizens said they wouldn't believe in love anymore. Recently, many photos of Yundi Li and a ...
Posted on 9 June 2013 | 5:17 pm
Ahead of the HKPO season launch, Yundi Li tells Mark Tjhung he’s very much at home in Hong Kong Yundi or Lang Lang? Over the last decade, it’s become one of the most frequently posed questions in all classical music, to the extent that picking a ...
Posted on 27 August 2012 | 10:00 am