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  Yundi

Yundi

  Yundi

*7 X 1982 Chongqing

Yundi won First Prize in the 14th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2000). He began learning piano at the age of seven under Professor Dan Zhaoyi, before continuing his training with the same teacher at the secondary school of music attached to Sichan Conservatory (1994–1995). In 1995, he became a piano student of the Art College in Shenzhen, again under Dan Zhaoyi, where he remained until 2000. Since 2001, he has been under the pedagogic tutelage of Arie Vardi in Hanover.

Yundi Li has taken part in many national and international competitions. At the age of ten (1993), he won a children’s music competition in Chogqing; two years later, he took third place (Stravinsky Prize) in the International Piano Competition in Champaign-Urbana (USA); he also came third in the 7th Missouri Southern Piano Competition (USA, 1998). In 1999, the seventeen-year-old pianist won prizes in Utrecht (Liszt Competition, Third Prize), Salt Lake City (Gina Bachauer Competition, First Prize) and Beijing (Chinese Competition, Third Prize). At the 14th Chopin Competition in Warsaw, in 2000, he won First Prize and the special prize of the Fryderyk Chopin Society in Warsaw for the best performance of a polonaise.

In the years 1996–1998, the young pianist undertook two tours of Europe, performing in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Hungary. He has played with symphony orchestras in Prague, Berlin, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Guangzhou and elsewhere. After his victory in the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, he embarked on an international career as a virtuoso pianist.

He has a contract with Deutsche Grammophon. In 2002, his first disc was released, featuring works by Chopin (Sonata in B minor, Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante, Impromptu in C sharp minor, Nocturne in B flat minor, Op. 9 No. 1, Etudes in A minor and G flat major from Op. 10 and Etude in A minor, Op. 25 No. 11), and the following year brought a disc with works by Liszt (Sonata in B minor, ‘La campanella’, ‘Widmung’, Tarantella from the triptych Venezia e Napoli, Liebestraum and concert paraphrase of Rigoletto).

 

Stanisław Dybowski


 
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Yundi   Fantasy-Impromptu
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Yundi   Mazurka in D major, Op. 33 No. 3
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Yundi   Nocturne in B flat minor, Op. 9 No. 1

Recorded during the Chopin's 200th Birthday Celebration Concert, Polish National Opera 1st March 2010

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Yundi   Nocturne in E flat major,
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Yundi   Nocturne in E flat major,

Recorded during the Chopin's 200th Birthday Celebration Concert, Polish National Opera 1st March 2010

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Yundi   Nocturne in E flat major,
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Yundi   Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, 1st movement
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Yundi   Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, 2nd movement
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Yundi   Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, 3rd movement
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Yundi   Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, 4th movement
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Yundi   Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31
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Yundi   Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31

Recorded during the 14th International Chopin Competition in 2000.

 

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Yundi   Scherzo in B minor,
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Yundi   Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op. 39
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Yundi   Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op. 39
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Yundi   Scherzo in E major, Op. 54
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Yundi   Waltz in A flat major,
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