Li Yundi

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Birthday
7, 1982
Birthplace
Chongqing, China
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1982 (age 37)
Birthplace
Chongqing, China

About

Chinese classical musician who became an International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition winner.

Before Fame

He conquered the accordion, winning an accordion competition at the age of five. He won the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in 2000 at age 18.

Trivia

He made his United States debut at Carnegie Hall in June 2003, participating in the 150th Anniversary Gala for Steinway and Sons.

Family Life

He was born to parents Li Chuan and Zhang Xiaolu, who both worked for the Sichuan Chongqing Steel and Iron Company.

Associated With

His second CD, a recording of Franz Liszt's oeuvre, from August 2003 was called the Best CD of the Year by The New York Times.