- Department(s): Keyboard
- Specialism(s): Piano
One of today’s outstanding Chinese pianists, multi-prize winning pianist BingBing Li has performed around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist with Naxos. In her childhood she was described as a child prodigy. At the age of 10, she was nominated to record the complete Bach Inventions and Sinfonias on a national label (Universal Music) in collaboration with her school Central Conservatory of Music, this recording is still available today as a testimony of her success.
Praised for her highly imaginative and musically intelligent playing, her performance has been described in The Times and many other outlets as having vigour and authority, genuine brilliance and phenomenal artistry.
BingBing was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), where she had previously won several awards and studied under Professor Christopher Elton with a full scholarship for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. She has received many major scholarships and prizes, and graduated with a DipRAM for outstanding performance. She began teaching while studying at the Royal Academy of Music, and she is now a piano professor at the Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Chetham’s School of Music. She has received invitations to give masterclasses and to adjudicate in China and the UK, at venues including Shanghai Conservatory of Music Middle School, Central Conservatory of Music Middle School, Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China Conservatory of Music Middle School, Xiamen University Music College and Jilin University Music College.
Currently, BingBing enjoys exploring neglected music. The highlight to date includes a recording of Walter Niemann’s Sonatas on the Naxos Label, which has received international acclaim.