All Beethoven!

Saturday, November 17, 7:30 PM

First Baptist Shreveport
Michael Butterman, conductor

BEETHOVEN Overture to Egmont
BEETHOVEN Concerto for Piano No. 1
Mei Li, piano
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1

Fresh and youthful, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 1 boldly announced the arrival of a composer who would change the course of music history. Wideman Piano Competition Gold Medalist Mei Li joins the SSO for this special evening.

Free pre-concert discussion starts at 6:40 PM

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About Mei Li



Mei Li is a candidate of Doctor of Music Arts in the School of Music of the University of Kansas. She is an experienced pianist and has been a piano pedagogue for more than 20 years. She was a student of the Chinese master piano pedagogue, Zhaoyi Dan, whose other students include the first prize winner of Chopin International Piano Competition, Yundi Li, Haochen Zhang ,and Sa Chen. Mei Li began her piano study at the age of five with Prof. Zhaoyi Dan. She entered the affiliated middle school of Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China. Afterwards, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance with the highest honors from Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Mei Li was a teaching assistant of Professor Dan for four years before coming to the USA for her Master and Doctoral degrees in 2006, Mei Li entered the School of Music with a full scholarship to study piano performance at Northern Illinois University (NIU), and received both Master’s degree and Performer’s Certificate in 2012, with Dr. William Goldenberg being her advisor. Mei Li is in her last year of doctoral study at KU, working with Dr. Jack Winerock. As a soloist, Mei Li has performed in several major concert halls and cities in the world: Hong Kong Culture Center, Xihai Concert Hall in China, ShenZhen Concert Hall in China, Royal Concert Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and Italy. Mei Li is also an experienced Chamber Musician. She performed many concerts and recitals with other instrumentalists in many influential festivals and events, including Sichuan International Television Festival and Chinese National Music Festival. She studied and had master classes with world-renowned chamber groups and musicians, such as violist Kun Hu, pianist Michael Ponti, Boris Slutsky, Antonio Pompa-baldi, former Vermeer String Quartet, and Avalon String Quartet. Recently, Mei Li was invited to judge the Berlin Summer International Music Competition 2017. Mei Li is a member of the Music Teacher National Association and American Liszt Society. She was voted “the Best Piano Teacher” in Chinese Piano Teacher Society in 2004-2005.