East Meets West
Li Rui (b.1980) began studying piano at the age of 5. Her talent developed early and soon she was performing on various CCTV concert programs broadcast throughout China.
Li attended the Central Conservatory in Beijing, where she received her Master’s Degree in Composition.
Li has stayed on at the Conservatory as a lecturer and presenter. Her public lecture and analysis of Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony at the 2008 The Beijing Contemporary Music Festival received wide recognition from both scholars and concert-goers. Li is active as a piano pedagogue and has been engaged on several occasions by Yamaha Pianos as product spokesperson.
These appearances as a demonstrator came to the attention of the Musicians Association of China resulting in a commission to prepare a video demonstration for the National Electronic Piano Examination in 2005.