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Chinese Pianist Jiarong Li is known for her sensitive and passionate collaborations with instrumentalists. Jiarong was a collaborative piano fellow at Bowdoin Music Festival and Music Academy of the West and is the staff accompanist for the Puerto Piano & Strings International Music Festival this coming summer. She has been featured as a pianist for the production of the contemporary opera Oedipus in the District at the Tank, the opening concert of Modern Art Meet Chamber Music series at Stride Arts Gallery, Si-Yo Musical Phone Pal and Distant But Connected projects, Metropolis Ensemble, CelloBello Masterclasses, and the Rhode Island Chamber Players. She regularly appears in recitals at Sacred Music at Columbia University and Music at the Farm at Grace Note Farm Music.


She is currently pursuing her doctorate in collaborative piano with an assistantship at Manhattan School of Music, where she studies with John Forconi. Jiarong holds a Master of Music from New England Conservatory, where she studied with Bruce Brubaker and Pei-Shan Lee. Her former teachers include Heasook Rhee, Xiang Zou, and Yang Hu. She has won prizes at competitions including first prize in the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival and Summer Academy Competition, the New England Conservatory Honors Competition, the International Music Competition-Best Schubert Performance, the Distinction Award of the Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition, and was a finalist at New England Conservatory Piano Concerto Competition and semi-finalist at the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts International Concerto Competition.


Jiarong is a Si-Yo Artist and Artist in Residence at Grace Note Farm.

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