A native of Shanghai, China, violinist Lun Li won first prize in the 2021 Young Concert Artists (YCA) Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize, Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize, and was named John French Violin Chair at YCA. Li made his New York City recital debut at Merkin Concert Hall and his Washington, DC, recital debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. Beginning in 2024, he will join the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program. During the 2023–24 season, Li will appear as a concerto soloist with the Brevard Philharmonic, Aiken Symphony, and the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra. He holds degrees from Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, and plays on the Stradivarius “Samazeuilh” 1735 violin, on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.