November 12 at 6 p.m.
Pianist Mizi Li began her musical studies at the age of five years old in her native Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. From 2010 she studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, under the guidance of Xian Zou. After finishing her bachelors degree in piano performance, she moved to Chicago to enroll as a Masters student at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University with the acclaimed pianist Dr. Winston Choi.
In 2011, Ms. Li won the First Prize in the Senior Group in the 5th Asian Youth Music Competition in Beijing. In 2015, she was the winner of 2015 CCPA Solo Competition, and the second place winner of the Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation 2015 Piano Competition. In 2016, Mizi Li entered the final round of Lewisville Lake Symphony international competition.
Ms. Li has participated in many music festivals, include the 6th Beijing International Piano Festival, 2010; The 16th Season International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York, 2013; the 2015 Karlovac Piano Festival in Croatia; the 2nd International piano Festival in Italy; the Mateus Music Academy 2015 in Portugal, the 2016 Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan; the 2017 Edward Auer Winter Workshop and the Summer Workshop in Bloomington, Indiana.
Ms. Li has appeared as a soloist at the 2010 Chopin Marathon Concert-Series held in the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, and at the 2014 Piano showcase at CCPA in Chicago. In 2016, she performed the Concerto in D Major for the Left Hand (Ravel) with the CCPA Symphony Orchestra in Harris Theater, Chicago.
She is currently pursuing advanced diploma in Piano Performance at the Chicago college of the Performing Arts under the guidance of world renowned pianists, Eduard Auer and Winston Choi.