Bo Li, a Chinese violist began studying music at the age of five (courtesy of his parents, who are true music lovers). He gave his first appearance on a local TV show at the age of seven, for which he was given great acclaim in his hometown. Mr. Li received his Bachelor’s degree from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and master’s degree from Yale University, School of Music. He has studied with prominent musicians such as Wing Ho, Jesse Levine, Paul Neubauer and Toby Appel.
As a soloist, Mr. Li has frequently played with the EOS Orchestra under the baton of Yongyan Hu. He has made numerous appearances in China, the U.S, Europe, Japan and Korea. He has worked chamber music with distinguished artists including Pinchas Zukerman, Larry Dutton, Jian Wang and the Sejong Soloists. When he was eighteen, he toured throughout China, performing viola version of the complete Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites.
As an orchestral player, he has been appointed as principle violist at various orchestras including the Atlanta Opera, the China NCPA Orchestra. He has been also seated as principle violist in several music festivals, such as the Pacific Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and the Great Mountain Music Festival.
Mr. Li has been awarded in several international music competitions. Including the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, the GMMFS Concerto Competition, and the China Viola Competition. He is a recipient of the Mr. Ng Fung Chow Memorial Scholarship. The world-renowned Ivy League school Yale University awarded him The G. L. Grosvenor Memorial Prize for excellence in music study in the year of 2009. He is currently serving as Co-principle Viola at Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.