Jiali Li 李嘉黎
Jiali Li is currently Co-Principal Violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and former Principal Violist of the New World Symphony. She has worked with St Louis Symphony and Boston Symphony orchestras, and been invited to perform at the renowned Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland and toured with the Verbier Chamber Orchestra. In addition to her orchestral experience, she is also an active chamber musician. Jiali was a founding member of the Caspian Quartet, a competitively selected honors ensemble at the New England Conservatory and made their debut in Jordan Hall in Boston. She was also invited to be guest performer at ChamberFest of Lincoln Center, where she also made her debut as a soloist. Besides, Jiali was invited to perform Julian Anderson’s Prayer at the Focus Festival of Lincoln Center.
Jiali has given performances around the world and worked with many great conductors and artists including Sir Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, Christoph Eschenbach, Alan Gilbert, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gustavo Dudamel and Jaap van Zweden. She has also been active in giving performances in world-class venues in the Unite States, Europe and Asia. She has been invited to many music festivals including the Verbier and Schleswig-Holstein festivals, Music Academy of the West, Perlman Music Program and Music Mountain Masterclass. Her honours include prizes from the Doublestop Foundation Competition, International De Viola-Cello competition in Spain, China National Viola Competition and Central Conservatory of Music Viola Competition.
Jiali Li received her Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory where she studied with Kim Kashkashian the famous Grammy award-winning artist. She completed her undergraduate degree at The Juilliard School on a full scholarship under the tutelage of Paul Neubauer. Prior to that, Li studied at the middle school attached to the Central Conservatory in China under professor Changhai Wang. She was also the string coach for the pre-college orchestra of The New England Conservatory and viola instructor at the Juilliard’s Music Advancement Programme.
李嘉黎現為香港管弦樂團聯合首席中提琴。她曾擔任邁阿密的新世界交響樂團首席中提琴，與聖路易交響樂團和波士頓交響樂團合作，受邀到瑞士韋爾比耶音樂節表演，並參與韋爾比耶室樂團巡演。管弦樂團以外，她亦是活躍的室樂音樂家。她創辦的室樂團Caspian Quartet曾於新英格蘭音樂學院獲選為榮譽樂團，於波士頓享負盛名的喬頓廳舉行首演，她曾獲邀在林肯藝術中心的ChamberFest亮相，並在林肯中心舉辦了她的獨奏音樂會，她亦受邀於同一場地舉辦的Focus Festival演奏安德森的《祈禱者》。
她的演藝足跡遍布世界各地，包括美國、歐洲和亞洲的世界級場地；曾與眾多傑出的指揮家和藝術家合作，包括力圖、格吉耶夫、艾遜巴赫、基爾拔、狄遜湯馬士、杜達美、梵志登等。她是音樂節常客，曾獲韋爾比耶、石荷州、西部音樂學院等音樂節邀約演出；又參與帕爾曼室樂夏令營（Perlman Music Program）及Music Mountain夏季室樂節的大師班。李嘉黎曾勇奪多個獎項，包括美國Doublestop基金大賽、西班牙中大提琴國際大賽，以及中國全國中提琴大賽和中央音樂學院的中提琴大賽。