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Chinese pianist Ruoting Li is an artist of wide-ranging vision, known for her “eloquent, musical” (Fanfare Magazine) interpretations of contemporary music and for championing the works of women composers, both past and present. With a burgeoning international career as both a solo pianist and chamber musician, as well as several albums to her name, Ruoting serves as the Resident Pianist with the Boston Festival Orchestra. She also tours with the genre-defying trio, TAKE3, participating in their “bold, aggressive” (LA Times) performances as well as their outreach events to local schools around the US.


Ruoting has performed with presenters throughout the US, UK, Europe, and China, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Washington, D.C.’s Library of Congress, Boston’s Jordan Hall and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. During the 2023-2024 season, Ruoting performs as a soloist with the Boston Festival Orchestra at Jordan Hall, BFO’s chamber series at the Boston Athenaeum, and more.


An accomplished recording artist and producer, Ruoting will follow her appearance on David L. Post’s Sonatas & Other Works (Centaur) with the release of an album with acclaimed cellist Juliana Soltis, featuring repertoire by American women composers. She has also worked as a producer on albums for the Steinway & Sons and Naxos labels, and has co-produced the upcoming album by the celebrated ensemble The Harlem Chamber Players.


Born in China, Ruoting began playing piano at the age of 6, and was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in Beijing when she was 11 years old. In 2014, Ms. Li came to the U.S. and was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Manhattan School of Music, where she earned both Bachelor and Master of Music degree in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. Her other mentors include Anthony de Mare and Kenneth Cooper. Residing in the vibrant Fordham neighborhood of the Bronx, Ms. Li currently divides her time between New York and Boston.

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