About Andrew Li
Andrew Li has shown his gift for and love of music since his early childhood. He won first prize in the Bay State Piano Competition for five consecutive years from 7-12 years old. In 2009 and 2010, Andrew won first prize in the Steinway Competition in Boston. Andrew gave his first solo recital at the First Presbyterian Church in Utica, NY when he was ten. In June 2013, Andrew performed at the prestigious Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and in October 2014, Andrew joined his brother in a performance at the recital series of Hamilton College. In January 2014, Andrew gave a rave performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Symphony Pro Musica. In November 2017, he performed the Mozart D Minor Concerto with the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. In 2018, Andrew gave recitals in Hilton Head and Savanah, Georgia.
Andrew has won multiple piano competitions. In November 2014, Andrew won first prize in the NEC Preparatory School concerto competition. As a result of his winning, in November of 2015, Andrew performed the Grieg Piano Concerto with the New England Conservatory (NEC) Youth Symphony Orchestra. In March 2016, Andrew won first prize at the Boston Symphony Orchestra youth concerto competition, and performed the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in April 2017. In July 2016, Andrew won fifth prize at the Cooper International Competition. In March 2017, Andrew won second prize at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and in July 2017, won third prize at the Minnesota Piano-e-Competition, performing Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra in the final round. In April 2018, he won first prize at the Harvard Music Association Achievement Awards.
Besides being a piano soloist, Andrew is also an accomplished chamber musician. Andrew and the Brioso Trio were featured on the From The Top radio show at San Marcos, Texas in June 2013. In June 2014, Andrew was featured as a soloist in the From the Top radio show at the Peabody Essex Museum, and has also performed in various From the Top functions.
Andrew has been taking piano lessons with Ms. Dorothy Shi since he was six years old, and has studied with Professor Wha Kyung Byun at the New England Conservatory since he was thirteen. Andrew is currently a freshman at Harvard University in the Harvard/New England Conservatory dual degree program, continuing his piano studies with Professor Byun.