Dawen Li


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 1: 20-Minute Recital

Manuel De Falla: Fantasía Bética
Anne Boyd: Kabarli Meditation (Dawn)

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

VII. Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

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

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

I. Noctuelles. Très léger

II. Oiseaux tristes. Très lent

III. Une barque sur l’océan. D’un rythme souple

IV. Alborada del gracioso. Assez vif

V. La vallée des cloches. Très lent


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

Mily Balakirev: Islamey – Fantasie Orientale Op.18

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Vivace, ma non troppo

II. Adagio

III. Allegro molto moderato

Fritz Kreisler: Syncopation

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Allegro

III. Largo

IV. Allegro

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise Op.34 No.14

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

I. Allegro

II. Andante

III. Rondeau. Allegretto

Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Andante. Allegro
II. Tema con variazioni
III. Allegro, ma non troppo