Student Sponsorship by the Riggs Cove Foundation
Chinese pianist Jiarong Li enjoys sharing her music with the community and collaborating with instrumentalists and singers. She has won first prize in the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival and Summer Academy Competition, the New England Conservatory Honors Competition, the International Music Competition-Best Schubert Performance, the Eastern Central Division of CCTV Piano and Violin Competition, the Sunflower National Piano Competition, fourth prize at the National Youth Piano Competition of Pearl River Cup, bronze medal at the first “Long River” National Piano Competition (The Prime Bell Music Award), Distinction Award of the Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition, and was a finalist at the Golden Bell Music Competition and New England Conservatory Piano Concerto Competition.
Jiarong has performed as a solo pianist and chamber musician at major venues throughout the United States and China, including Jordon Hall at New England Conservatory, Curtis Institute of Music, the ZhongShan Music Hall, the National Theater of China in Beijing, HuangZhong Hall, and Studzinski Recital Hall at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. She has performed in masterclasses for Robert McDonald, Jerome Lowenthal, Hung-Kuan Chen, Alexander Korsantia, Gabriel Chodos, and Victor Rosenbaum.
An important part of Jiarong’s performing life involves sharing her music with the community. For three consecutive years, she received the New England Conservatory’s Community Performance and Partnership Fellowship, through which she gave recitals at community venues throughout Boston.
Jiarong is currently pursuing a graduate diploma at New England Conservatory, where she studies with Pei-Shan Lee. She collaborates regularly with the New England Conservatory teaching studios of Paul Katz, Laurence Lesser, Soovin Kim, and Yeesum Kim. Jiarong holds a Master of Music from New England Conservatory, where she studied with Bruce Brubaker, and a Bachelor of Music from Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where she studied with Xiang Zou.
Jiarong is a 2017 Festival alumna.