Pianist George Li to perform at TFAC Nov. 21Published 11:43pm Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Tryon Concert Association, now in its 59th year, will feature pianist George Li in the second concert of the season, Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Tryon Fine Arts Center at 8 p.m.
George Li was born on Aug. 24, 1995. He began winning piano competitions at age 6 and has been performing in competitions, with chamber musicians and as a soloist since age 11.
His Carnegie Hall debut in 2007 was with the production, From the Top, followed by an appearance on the Martha Stewart Show in April of that year.
These early performances can be found today on YouTube. Li was asked to perform in the Rose Garden at the White House for President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in June 2011.
Over the years Li has performed with major orchestras in the United States and abroad. He has won numerous awards and prizes during his young career, including first prize in the Cooper International Piano Competition and in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
Li has been a student at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and is currently working toward an undergraduate/masters duo-degree at Harvard University and the New England Conservatory of Music.
His recital at TFAC on Nov. 21 will include works of Haydn, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel. Tickets for the TCA season are available through Tryon Concert Association, PO Box 32, Tryon, N.C., 28782 or by calling 828-859-6065. Visit the TCA website at www.tryonconcerts.org to read about the entire series and to hear examples of the artists’ performances.
by Joella Utley