Li Jian

Chinese pianist Li-Jian gained worldwide recognition in 1981, when at the age of 16, he took second grand prize in the prestigious Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud competition in Paris -- an honor which resulted in numerous engagements in Europe, including performances in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Great Britain.

Li Jian captured the attention of American audiences and critics as soloist with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China on its first United States coast-to-coast tour in 1987, performing in such prestigious venues as Avery Fisher in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and Ambassador Auditorium in Los Angeles, all to rave reviews for his commanding techniques and expressiveness.  He has since toured the United States, Europe, and the Far East each year, playing recitals as well as concerts with symphony orchestras.

In great demand as a collaborative artist, Li Jian regularly appears with violinist Cho-Liang Lin as well as with Midori and Yo-Yo Ma.  Li Jian has also participated in the Aspen, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, and Seattle Chamber Music Festivals.

Born in 1965, Li Jian began his piano studies with Mrs. Hong Teng at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.  In 1985, he came to the United States to be enrolled in the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, studying with the legendary Mieczyslaw Horszowski where he was awarded the Festorazzi Award as the most promising graduating piano student in 1990.



CD 72045

William De Rosa (cello), Li Jian (piano) -
Brahms, Strauss, Schumann

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Brahms - Cello Sonata No. 2 in F, Opus 99
Strauss - Cello Sonata in F, Opus 6
Schumann - Adagio & Allegro, Opus 70

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