Piano 2016:   May 19-21, 2016 at Muttart Hall, Alberta College

Matthew Ming Li

Toronto, ON

2014 Shean Piano Competition Winner Meagan Milatz, Piano

Hailed by the Toronto Star as a “pragmatic musician”, Vancouver-raised pianist Matthew Li made his debut in China with the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006, where he performed Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. He has since performed across Canada and also in United States, Austria, China and Hong Kong. Mathew Li was the runner-up of the 2007 Canadian Music Competition and semi-finalist of the 2008 Stepping Stone Competition (Tremplin). He was also the winner of the Johann Strauss Scholarship Competition in 2008, as well as runner-up of the Indiana University Piano Concerto Competition in 2010.

Apart from being a soloist, Mr. Li is an active chamber musician and collaborative pianist. By invitation from the Canadian composer Gideon Kim, Mr. Li recently joined the Toronto Messiaen Ensemble (TME). In 2012, he co-founded a piano duo group Duo Interplay with his wife, Melody Chan-Li, and were awarded on their debut performance the Third Place in the 2012 International Northwest Piano Ensemble Competition.

Mr. Li has attended various music programs over the past summers, including the Mozarteum Sommerakademie, Centre d’Arts Orford, and the Toronto Summer Music Festival. He had the privilege to perform in masterclasses under well-known pianists and pedagogues including Leon Fleisher, Jacques Rouvier, Arie Vardi, Robert Levin, Menahem Pressler, and many others.

2014 Piano Competitors

John Chan Matthew Ming Li Megan Milatz Justine Pelletier Haewon Yang Cissy Zhou

Important Information

  • The winner of the Shean Piano Competition 2012 is Adam Żukiewicz
  • The application process is now closed.