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Chinese pianist Jiarong Li continually seeks opportunities to grow as an artist, and maintain sincerity in her music making. Following her passion, she is an active and experienced collaborative pianist based in NYC. Jiarong was appointed as a Collaborative Piano Fellow at the Yale School of Music starting Fall 2024. She was a collaborative piano fellow at Music Academy of the West, Bowdoin Music Festival, and served as staff accompanist for the Puerto Piano & Strings International Music Festival in 2023. In this coming summer, she will participate Toronto Summer Music as a Chamber Music Institute Fellow, and Grace Note Farm Chamber Music Festival. As Si-Yo Artist and Artist in Residence at Grace Note Farm in Rhode Island, 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, Metropolis Ensemble, CelloBello Masterclasses, Piano on Park Concert Series, and the Rhode Island Chamber Players. She regularly appears recitals at Sacred Music at Columbia University and Music at the Farm at Grace Note Farm Music. Additionally, she was collaborative pianist for 2023 Concours musical international de Montréal and has performed with winner in the 2023 Concert Artists Guild Audition.

Jiarong 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 in piano performance from New England Conservatory and a Bachelor's degree from Central Conservatory in Beijing, where she admitted with first place. Her teachers and mentors include Pei-Shan Lee, Bruce Brubaker, Heasook Rhee, Lucie Robert, David Gaber, Xiang Zou, Yang Hu, and Xianyu Ke. 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.

In her free time she likes going to thrift stores, and supports the idea of sustainable living.

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