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Yundi Plays Mozart Sonatas Project 1

4 November 2023

In the Concert Hall

Classical Music

While Lang Lang is the ultimate extrovert pianist of the age, Yundi offers pianism of an altogether more inward kind. His playing is contained, consistent and structured, even frugal at times. He avoids display and demonstrative gestures – almost to a fault.

Affectionate, sensitive and yet at the same time powerful!

Steinway Artist Yundi Li was propelled onto the international stage when he won first
prize at the XIV Chopin International Piano Competition at the age of 18, becoming the
youngest and first Chinese winner in the history of the renowned competition. Since
then, he has been regarded as both an international piano star, and a leading exponent of
Chopin’s music. In 2014 he was invited to serve on the jury of The 17th International
Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, and was later presented a Gold Medal for Merit to
Culture ‘Gloria Artis’ by the Government of Poland.

On his regular recital tours, YUNDI has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall (New York), Royal Festival Hall (London), Musikverein Vienna, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Herkulessaal (Munich), Konzerthaus Berlin, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Salle Pleyel (Paris), Mariinsky Concert Hall (St Petersburg), National Centre for Performing Arts (Beijing), Seoul Arts Centre and Suntory Hall (Tokyo). Orchestras and conductors with whom he has collaborated include the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and Riccardo Chailly, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Harding, Rotterdam Philharmonic and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Philharmonia Orchestra and Andrew Davis, Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, and the Israel Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel. He has also performed with the Vienna Philharmonic, National Symphony (Washington), Philadelphia, Toronto Symphony and NHK Symphony Orchestras.

Since June 2019, YUNDI started his 100-recital world tour, called YUNDI·SONATA, including over 60 cities in China and 40 cities overseas, which marked the largest tour in his career. YUNDI played the sonatas of Schubert, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. After three years of pause, we are welcoming YUNDI back to this coming back tour in Australia and playing the sonatas of Mozart, featuring Piano Sonata K331, K310, Sonata Fantasia K475 and Sonata K457.

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