Dawen LiSupported by an Anonymous Club 32 donor


April 29, 1990


First Prize: Texas Christian University Concerto Competition (Forth Worth, USA)
First Prize: Piano Texas International Academy & Festival Concerto Competition (Forth Worth, USA)
Second Prize: Los Angeles International Liszt Competition (Los Angeles, USA)

Dawen Li gave his debut recital at the age of twelve. He received his Master of Music and Artist Diploma in Piano Performance at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.


As well as recitals and performances throughout China, Europe, Brazil, Canada and USA, he has presented masterclasses and lectures in China and Mongolia – and several performances in Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall. He has performed as a soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the New York Concerti Sinfonietta and the China Youth Philharmonic String Orchestra. From 2008 to 2012, Dawen participated in the Beijing International Piano Festival and the 2015 Banff Piano Master Class in Canada. He has received scholarships to attend the Piano Texas International Academy & Festival.


Dawen is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts: Piano Performance degree at Texas Christian University under Dr Tamás Ungár. Since 2018 he has been the Assistant to the Director of the Piano Texas International Academy & Festival.


Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round

I. Noctuelles 

II. Oiseaux tristes 

III. Une barque sur l’océan 

IV. Alborada del gracioso 

V. La vallée des cloches

Mily Balakirev: Islamey – Fantasie Orientale Op.18 
Roy Agnew: A Dance Impression

Semifinal Round

Franz Liszt: Trauervorspiel und Trauermarsch S.206

VII. Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

I. Allegro con brio  
II. Introduzione: Adagio molto  
III. Rondo. Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo

Final Round

I. Das Lebewohl. Adagio – Allegro
II. Abwesenheit. Andante espressivo (attacca)
III. Das Wiedersehen. Vivacissimamente (im Lebhastesten Zeitmasse)


I. Allegro moderato 
II. Sostenuto e pesante 
III. Allegro molto

Franz Liszt: Ballade No.2 in B minor S.171
Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor S.178 
Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in C# minor Op. Posthumous
Ernesto Nazareth: Odéon