Bowen Li

China
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About This Project

Bowen Li

China

23 y.o.

 

Bowen Li has studied piano with Professor Bing Han since he started at age of five. Currently he is attending his Bachelor’s degree courses at China Conservatory of Music.

He cooperates with many conductors, such as Georgios Balatsinos, Yongyan Hu, Huan Jing, Yang Jiao, Qiyuan Zhu.

He performed with many orchestras, such as Thessaloniki State Symphony Ochestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Harbin Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, EOS Symphony Orchestra, Sichuan Conservatory Symphony Orchestra.

He was invited to perform recital and concerto throughout China and Germany, including the Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, China Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, Guangzhou Xinghai Concert Hall, Harbin Concert Hall, Berlin Chinese Cultural Center, Steinway Hall, Harbin Conservatory of Music, Jilin University of Arts, Xinjiang Normal University Conservatory of Music.

He attended master classes of Arie Vardi, Vadym Kholodenko, Evgeni Bozhanov, Sa Chen, Matti Raekallio, Craig Sheppard, Boris Berman, Mikhail Voskresensky, Alexandre Moutouzkine, Vovka Ashkenazy.

He will took part in the first round of the Leeds International Piano Competition in Singapore

 

Awards

  • Winner at the China National Piano Competition—”Chinese Golden Bell Award For Music”, organized by China Federation of Literary and Art Circles
  • 1st prize at 9th “Giorgos Thymis” International Piano Competition in Thessaloniki (Greece), 2019..
  • Ssemi-finalist at the 1st Harbin International Music Competition, 2018
  • 2nd prize at the 2nd Yamaha Piano Competition Conservatoire Academy Award.

 

Critics

  • «His performance was beyond words: not only a fantastic technique and a really wonderful musicality, but also the most important factor: an exceptional personality which move the audience» — Cyprien Katsaris, President of the Jury, 9th “Giorgos Thymis” International Piano Competition
  • «Astonishing maturity, fine musicianship as well as great enthusiasm for diversity of styles in the piano playing» — Evgeni Bozhanov.
  • «He showed an uncommon musicality, with a great affinity for creating different moods and colours.I was particularly taken with his sense of ornamentation in the Bach. Furthermore, his technique was uniformly excelltent throughout. Mr. Li very much his own boss, with an inspired and often unique way of looking at things» — Craig Sheppard

 

Envisaged programme

 

First round

B. Bartók: Piano Sonata BB 88 (Sz. 80) 

L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

 

Second round

I. Albéniz: Iberia, Book 2, Triana in F sharp minor

F. Chopin: Préludes, Op.28

 

Semifinal

M. Ravel: Miroirs, III. “Une barque sur l’océan” in F sharp minor; IV. Alborada del gracioso, in D minor / D maior

A. Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 23

J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV816

 

Final

S. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18