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Jiale Li

Jiale Li was born in Huludao, Liaoning Province. He began his piano studies at a young age in his hometown until in 2004 he was admitted to the Middle School Attached to the Shenyang Conservatory of Music. In 2007, Jiale placed first on the entrance examination at the Middle School Attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and studied there for three years as a high school student.

During his studies in Beijing, Jiale has won prizes in many prestigious piano competitions, such as first prize at the “Conservatory Cup” Piano Competition; first prize and the best performance of Schubert’s works at the Yamaha Award Competition; third place at the 5th International Competition of Young Pianists “A Step Towards Mastery” in St. Petersburg, Russia.

In 2010, Jiale was admitted to five music conservatories in the U. S. and entered the Juilliard School to study with Mr. Seymour Lipkin. Jiale participated in several summer courses during his undergraduate years such as the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Los Angeles Music Festival; and ANME Asian New Music Festival. In Fall 2015, Jiale entered Eastman School of Music to pursue a Master of Music Degree. In the same year, Jiale won the first prize in the Eastman Concerto Competition and performed Liszt’s First Piano Concerto in Eb major with the Eastman Philharmonic Orchestra. As a winner of the Lowry Award Auditions at Eastman, Jiale represented the Eastman pianists to give a recital in the Carnegie hall in New York City in 2018.

In 2020, Jiale won the gold medal at the First Gurwitz International Piano Competition. In 2021, Jiale graduated from Eastman School of Music in 2021 under the guidance of Ms. Nelita True and Ms. Natalya Antonova.


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