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Feb 27, 2013


BBC Chinese

Video interview with BBC Chinese ahead of the 2013 world tour


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Oct 28, 2011


Live In Beijing (CD review)

When it appeared on the EMI Classics label in 2011, this album was notable for those tracking the gradual expansion of Chinese influence in the world of classical music and beyond: it did not originate with EMI but was licensed from China Arts International Limited. The enthusiastic applause he received in this live recording, made in 2010 at Beijing's acoustically strong National Center of the Performing Arts, is homegrown.


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Oct 07, 2011


"Red, White, and True"

Wearing a casual white T-shirt paired with navy blue jeans and trendy sneakers, pianist Li Yundi looks every bit a Mando pop star. The 29-year-old is a star, a huge celebrity, but moves in very different musical circles within the world of classical performance. Last month he launched his new album Red Piano, the first in which he focuses only on Chinese folk music masterpieces.


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Aug 18, 2011


Patriotic Yundi Li looks to the motherland for inspiration

Red Piano is the provisional title for a release worldwide in September by EMI Classics record label, and includes probably the most famous Chinese concerto, The Yellow River Piano Concerto, "Pi Huang," a Peking Opera piece newly arranged for piano and "My Motherland," a propaganda song for a 1950s Korean War movie.


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May 04, 2011


Yundi Li at China's cultural epicentre

The stage is set for a major event in the Chinese capital of Beijing as Chinese pianist Yundi Li, a mega star at home and abroad, gets ready to perform at the National Centre for the Performing Arts.

The distinctive building, designed by French architect Paul Andreu and known as The Egg, demonstrates an ambition to become the epicentre of Chinese culture.

Preparing for the concert, Yundi Li told us: “Beijing’s public is really enthusiastic and many attend my concerts. The audience is made up of professional elites. They know the music very well.


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