Classical pianist and international star Ang Li returns to the Garden Room of Acadia’s Irving Centre in Wolfville by popular demand following her recent tour of China, Europe and the United States.
The classical chamber music concert series, Sunday Music in the Garden Room, presents its sixth and final free concert of the season March 23 at 2 p.m.
Her youth, talent, personality and audience appeal, make Li one of the world’s rising classical piano stars. Her extensive repertoire ranges from early Baroque to contemporary piano music.
Hailed as “a revelation” by La Press Montréal, Li made her first public appearance at Beijing Concert Hall at age six. At 13, she made her orchestral debut with The Little Orchestra Society of New York at Avery Fisher Hall.
In 2007, Li was invited by the China National Center for the Performing Arts to replace pianist Yundi Li in the performance of the Ravel Piano Concerto in G major with The China National Symphony Orchestra. She was immediately re-engaged to perform at that venue with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra in 2008. She has also performed with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Staten Island Symphony, Lanaudière Music Festival Orchestra and City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, among others.
Li has toured five continents and recently played venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Amphitheatre de Lanaudière in Quebec, Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall of The University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Tianjin Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall and has received rave reviews and genuine love from her audience.
Her performances can be heard frequently on CBC Radio and WQXR Radio. Her latest CD releases include music of Chopin, Debussy, Haydn and Wagner-Liszt (by China Record Corporation) and of Brahms and Schlenck (by Contemporary Record Society) and of Brahms, Bowen, Debussy, Granados and Liszt (by Van Cliburn Foundation).
The concert series is sponsored by the Kings County branch of the Associated Alumni of Acadia University.