Born in Sichuan, Li Ming began her music lessons at the age of eight with Professor Yang Baozhi and graduated from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. She also graduated from her viola studies under Jean-Eric Soucy at the University of Music Karlsruhe in Germany with distinction.
As an experienced and dedicated orchestra player, Li was a member of the Asian Youth Orchestra and the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden Freiburg, SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart and Karlsruhe Staatstheater. She has worked with many well-known conductors such as Michael Gillen, Sir Roger Norrington and Christoph Eschenbach. Also, she has studied chamber music with Professor Jörg-Wolfgang Jahn.
Li Ming joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra from the 2004/05 Season.