Yundi Li’s inspired pairing of Prokofiev’s tyrannosaurus rex and Ravel’s iridescent flying fish gives more than enough food for thought. Li already places himself among the twenty or so pianists able to play every note of Prokofiev’s colossal Second Piano Concerto, and his security is staggering.
BBC Music Magazine
Power and brilliance, and enchantment too, from a marvellous young pianist.
Gramophone Orchestral review
Li's performances are characterized by a striking degree of finesse and tonal shading, demonstrating a poetic sensibility rare in so youthful a musician. Yet his bravura is equally imposing, as is powerfully manifest on his Liszt disc and his latest CD of Prokofiev and Ravel concertos partnered with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa.
The Miami Herald
"In [Beethoven's Appasionata and Pathetique], he perfectly captured the depth of expression and emotional intensity of the compositions."