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  • Yibin Li


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    Yibin Li


    Chinese-born violinist Yibin Li has been playing violin since she was 5 years old -- She has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Europe, Canada, and China, in addition to performance, Li is a passionate educator, she has been giving master classes in many institutions include Conservatoire de Paris, Beijing Central Conservatory, Xian Conservatory, Shanghai Conservatory, University of National Kaohsiung University.

    Ms. Li has performed as soloist with Beijing National Symphony Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Grossmont Symphony and Hunter Symphony in New York. Li was the Co-founder and the violinist of the Iris Quartet for 12 years. Later on, she founded OneMusic Project, a chamber music series based in New York and France, where her group, The French-American Ensemble brings fresh mixture of program and interesting music dialogue to the audience with stars members like Philippe Muller, Christophe Giovaninetti and Pierre-Henry Xuereb. Ms. Li has directed and programmed concerts at the Merkin Hall, Carnegie Weill Hall, the Polish Culture Center, Opera America and the Scandinavia House, New York City. She toured to 20 cities in major performing arts centers in China. Festival appearances include Bowdoin International Music Festival, Bach Virtuosi Festival, Red Rocks Chamber Music Festival, Sesto Roche Chamber Music Festival (Italy), Lake Lugano Chamber Festival (Switzerland), LaSalle Summer Festival (France) and Saint Leu la Foret Winter Festival (France).

    Extending her performance experience to acting, she starred in Parisian theater director Irina Book’s theatrical piece, La Vie Matérielle, and Shakespeare’s Sisters Premiering in 2010 at the French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York City, the piece later enjoyed months, sold-out run at La MaMa Theater, New York and in France.

    Ms. Li recorded CDs for the China Record Co, These recordings include the Bach Violin Concertos in A Minor and E Major, and the Mozart Violin Concerto in G Major. She also premiered and recorded the "Honghu" violin concerto by Chinese composer Zhanhao He with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

    Li is a violin faculty at Mannes School of Music, The New School, an assistant faculty at The Juilliard School, Pre-College Division, and a visiting professor at  Xi'an Conservatory of Music and Beijing Central University for Normal Studies.

    Ms. Li earned graduate diploma from The Juilliard School, MM degree from Mannes School of Music and BM degree from Shanghai Conservatory of Music where she also served as a violin faculty for 6 years upon graduation. Her teachers include Lewis Kaplan, Earl Carlys, Seymour Lipkin, Peiwen Yuan and her father Qing Li.

    She lives in Greenwich Village, New York City with her husband, her daughter, and her cats Mimi and Waitress.


    Current Courses

    Audition Prep for Musicians

    Performance Class: Violin

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