The AGO is partnering with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) to host Sunday afternoon concerts in the Sculpture Atrium from 1:30 to 2:15pm. This Sunday’s concert, on October 24, features pianist Matthew Li.
Matthew Li has performed across Canada as well as in the United States, Austria, China, and Hong Kong. He recently graduated with a Master’s of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he was also an Associate Instructor of piano. He has studied with Emile Naoumoff, Arnaldo Cohen, Sara Davis Buechner, and Sheila Hardy. Matthew was the runner-up of the Jacobs School of Music Concerto Competition, the winner of the Johann Strauss Scholarship Competition in UBC, semi-finalist of the 2008 International Stepping Stone Competition, as well as the runner-up of the 2007 Canadian Music Competition.
In 2006, he was invited by the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra for a Christmas concert in China, where he performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Matthew was enrolled in various summer music academies, including the 2008 Mozarteum Sommerakademie in Salzburg, Austria, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the Morningside Music Bridge. He has performed in masterclasses under well-known pianists including Menahem Pressler, Robert Levin, Jerome Lowenthal, Anton Kuerti, Andre Laplante, Lee Kum Sing, and John Perry. Matthew is currently enrolled in the Artist Diploma Program at The Glenn Gould School under the studio of Marietta Orlov.