The Eastman School of Music is pleased to announce that DMA student Jinhong Li will be presenting a solo piano concert on October 21, 2022, at 8 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Jinhong Li is the winner of the Sixth Annual Eastman Piano Competition, which is sponsored by members of the Eastman piano faculty.
“We are delighted to continue this tradition of selecting an Eastman graduate student for a Carnegie debut as part of the Eastman in New York series of concerts,” says Douglas Humpherys. “The return of in-person concerts has created a palpable excitement and new demand for listening to great music, performed on a distinctive Steinway piano, in a beautiful concert hall. It is wonderful to be back in New York City – please join us for an evening of Liszt, Haydn, Bolcom, and Barber.”
For the first half of his program, Jinhong Li has chosen music by Franz Liszt: Totentanz, La Lugubre Gondola, “Jeux d’eau à la villa d’Este” from the third volume of Années de Pèlerinage, and Mephisto Waltz No. 1; The second half consists of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Sonata in D Major, H. XVI:42, William Bolcom’s Nine Bagatelles (1997), and Samuel Barber’s Sonata in E-flat Minor, Op. 26.
Originally from Shenyang China, Jinhong Li has concertized throughout Asia, Europe, and North America in both solo and collaborative settings. He made his public debut at the age of fourteen with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Shenyang Conservatory. Since then, he has performed with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, the Xiamen Theatre Orchestra, the Guangzhou Symphony, the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the Solisti di Perugia in Italy, and the Uzbekistan National Symphony.
Jinhong has received many competition prizes including awards at the Hilton Head International Young Artists Piano Competition, the tenth Sydney International Young Artists Piano Competition, the fourth KAWAI Asian Youth piano competition, and the ninth China Music Golden Bell Award piano competition. In 2017, he won the third prize at the 19th Ile de France International Piano Competition, and in 2022 he won first prize in the Eastman Piano Competition, which generated a debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
In China he has studied with Danwen Wei, the director of the piano department of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In the United States he has studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch at Park University (Missouri). He received his MM degree at the Juilliard School where he studied with Hung-Kwan Chen, and he is currently completing his DMA degree at the Eastman School of Music where he studies with Douglas Humpherys.
“It’s an honor for me to give the recital at Carnegie Hall,” shares Jinhong. “All the repertoire is selected to contain different styles and themes, and I cannot wait to share them with the audience at Carnegie.
Tickets for Eastman in New York: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall are $35 for general public or $20 Student/Senior. Tickets can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, at 57th and Seventh in New York City; by phone (212) 247-7800; or online at https://www.carnegiehall.org
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