Zeyu Victor Li
Zeyu Victor Li was born in China in 1996. He began playing the violin at the age of four and five years later was accepted into the Shanghai Conservatory of Music middle school. At the age of 13 he won the First Prize of the 9th China National Violin Competition and the following year he was admitted to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he was one of the youngest violin students from Asia. His tutors include the world-renowned musicians Aaron Rosand, Pamela Frank and Shmuel Ashkenazi. He made his first CD recording – “The Charm of the Violin” - at the age of 16.
Among the many prizes he has won are First Prize at the 19th Schadt String Competition, where he was also awarded the Contemporary Pieces Prize and the Audience Prize. In 2013 he was Top Prize winner of the New York Young Concert Artist, 3rd prize winner at the Montreal International Violin Competition, and the Special Jury Prize at the Japan Sendai International Violin Competition. He has performed as a soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Shanghai Philharmonic, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Brevard Symphony and USC Symphony Orchestra.