“Music – hearing the inaudible between the tones reveals an unknown world full of magic “
Cecilia Li’s artistic skills cover solistic and chamber musical piano concerts as well as music dramaturgy. Most importantly, there is a frequent recurring to the symbiosis of visual and acoustic art: architecture, fine arts, dance and music are made to interact, thereby creating a new entity. Over the last decades Cecilia Li has been focusing on various compositional oeuvres in a dialectical fashion, i.e. contrasting Friedrich Cerha and Johann Sebastian Bach, Giacinto Scelsi and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart etc. By choice of specific music sequences, covering compositions from classic to contemporary music, she opens new ways of hearing experiences.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, she started at the age of 8 with piano lessons and continued her piano study at the age of 14 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mozarteum Salzburg. Her teachers were Prof. Iman Wu and Prof. Robert Scholz, Prof. Kurt Neumüller, Tatjana Nikolaijewa, Norman Shetler, Meira Farkas and Sandor Végh. Cecilia Li was prize winner of the “Austrian Young Musician Competition”. At the age of 20 she received the concert diploma with highest honours and the achievement award of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research.
Her numerous solo and chamber music concerts include performances at the Taipei Opera Music Recital Hall, Opening Concert with Orchestra of the Summer Academy at the Grand Concert Hall Mozarteum, Jeunesse Musicale Prize Winner Concert, the Chamber Music Festival at the „Castle and Residence“ (Festung Hohen Salzburg) in Salzburg, Piano Recital “Sound of Europe” 2005 at the Strovolos Theatre in Cyprus, the Liszt Concert Hall Raiding and the Four Seasons Concert Cycle at Palais Coburg in Vienna.
Since 1988 Cecilia Li has been Music Director of TAW and since 2009 co-founder of the International ChoreoLab Austria.
Over 70 projects and performances in collaboration with TAW were shown in 25 cities: at the Beijing Art Festival, Shanghai Goethe Institute, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, the Styriarte, Wien Modern, Odeon Vienna, Taipei Kuandu Arts Festival 2013, Museum Mainz, Belvedere and Secession Vienna. For more information: www.cecilia-li.com
Masterclasses at the University of Arts in Taipei/Tainan/Taiwan, Xue Xue Foundation, Fu-Jen University/Music Department in Taipei, Taiwan.
TV and radio broadcastings in Europe and NHK Japan, Taiwan.
2004 Cecilia Li founded her Label “Shiuling Records”.
List of published works:
- Bach Goldberg-Variationen (Bayer Records Amati, 1996)
- Hommage à Erik Satie (2004)
- Claude Debussy – 12 Préludes pour piano, book II (2004)
- Piano Phonotope (2011)
- Giacinto Scelsi – Suite No 9 “Tai” pour piano (2017 new release)