Pianist and HeifetzPEG faculty member Zhenni Li’s riveting personality and passionate performances have brought audiences to their feet around the world. Hailed as “a magnetic pianist–with fire and poetry“ by music critic David Dubal and for her “…big, gorgeous tone and a mesmerizing touch” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ms. Li has performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia in such notable venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Merkin Concert Hall and WQXR’s Greene Space in New York, the Kimmel Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia, the California Theater in San Jose, the Grieghallen in Norway and the National Concert Hall in Tianjin, China.
During the past season, Ms. Li made her debut recitals in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie, as well as her debit CD recording titled Melancholie on the Steinway & Sons label. Ms. Li has garnered worldwide recognition, most recently as the winner of the 2017 New York Concert Artists Worldwide Debut Audition, Astral Artist’s 2016 National Auditions, the Grieg International Competition in Norway, and the unanimous 1st Prize at the Concours Musical de France. She is also a top prizewinner of the International Russian Piano Competition, Midwest International Piano Competition, the Kosciusko Chopin Piano Competition and The Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition. Ms. Li joins the Heifetz Institute’s piano faculty for the first time in 2018.