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Li Biao Youth Percussion Group Concert

Source:TheatrebeijingRelease time:2010-05-17Views:

In the recent international music scene, Li Biao is one of the few outstanding solo percussionists. His astonishing technique and profound understanding of the percussion instruments as well as his extraordinary musicality have earned him this high reputation. During his studies Li won many international prestige competitions including the Debrecen Percussion Competition 1993 and the Alimata Music Competition, he was the first Chinese to win the international percussion competition.

As a soloist, Li has performed various music pieces from different periods. He has also inspired many accomplished composers to write solo percussion works to emphasize his unique style. All these pieces have been performed during a specific tour with tremendous success. Li masters more than 50 to 60 different kinds of percussion instruments which come from Africa, America, Europe and Asia. Li Biao gave many solo recitals during music festivals such as: the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Donau and Altmuehl Summer Music Concert, Festival der Nationen, Fuji Music Festival and Bela Bartok Festival, Bad Kissingen Music Festival,Music Biennale Zagreb, Night of Percussion with Berlin Philharmonic and Music Viva. As soloist he also appeared with renowned orchestras and chamber ensembles such as: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, London Brass and many others around world. Following an invitation of the Philharmonia of the Nations as Soloist on the 1999 & 2000 Davidoff Friendship Tour in Europe and Asia, further tours led him as Soloist with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra in 2001, 2003 and 2006, 2009 through Europe.
In 2003, Li Biao was invited to teach at China Central Conservatory of Music as Professor. In 2006, Li became Professor of the Hochschule fuer Musik "Hanns-Eisler" in Berlin, one of the most prestigious music institutes in the world. In 2008, Li Biao and his Percussion Group were invited to perform at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and recorded all the percussion music for the closing ceremony. In March 2008 he received the "National Spirit Achiever Award" from Mercedes Benz.