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#1883072 - 04/20/12 02:20 PM Interview with prodigy George Li  
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Hi Everyone,

Here is our interview with George Li. Here, the prodigy talks about practice hours, his thoughts on piano competitions, and meeting President Obama.

Hope you all have a great weekend, and as always, thank you for reading smile

Next interview: Daniil Trifonov

http://www.examiner.com/article/interview-with-pianist-george-li

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#1883716 - 04/21/12 01:31 PM Re: Interview with prodigy George Li [Re: vlhorowitz]  
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Thanks! I like your interviews though I would like them a bit longer.

I particularly liked the details on his practicing that illustrate why he does not consider himself a 'prodigy'. He stuggled with technique like we adult beginners all do, and practices many hours a day.


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#1884198 - 04/22/12 09:03 AM Re: Interview with prodigy George Li [Re: vlhorowitz]  
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Thanks for sharing! His second teacher, Chengzong Yin is a famous pianist in China... Wow, good to know Chengzong Yin is still teaching!

Here's Chengzong Yin in 1970


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#1884608 - 04/22/12 08:32 PM Re: Interview with prodigy George Li [Re: Wish4 Thing]  
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Thank you all for reading smile

And thanks for posting that video!

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#1884625 - 04/22/12 08:52 PM Re: Interview with prodigy George Li [Re: vlhorowitz]  
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Great interview - I'm really looking forward to your interview with Daniil!!


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#1885627 - 04/24/12 10:20 AM Re: Interview with prodigy George Li [Re: vlhorowitz]  
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I attended a George Li performance when he was about 13 yrs old. He is adorable and of course plays beautifully (Mendelssohn Piano Concerto #1).

It was a performance here in Massachusetts, close to his hometown. The most endearing part was that after he performed, he came down and sat in the audience for the rest of the concert, horsing around with a bunch of his school friends. So mature on stage, such a normal young teen when not performing.

#1887211 - 04/26/12 10:31 PM Re: Interview with prodigy George Li [Re: T'sMom]  
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Thank you for sharing. That's a wonderful account smile

#1887232 - 04/26/12 11:48 PM Re: Interview with prodigy George Li [Re: vlhorowitz]  
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It's always nice to see some dedicated thread to George Li. I'm a big fan of him. He truly has extraordinary talents and passion for piano. Thanks a lot for sharing this!

#1887341 - 04/27/12 07:22 AM Re: Interview with prodigy George Li [Re: vlhorowitz]  
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I get to see George Li tonight!!!! yippie at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, MI. Here is his program

Nocturne for String Orchestra Bunch
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 Schumann
Tango Morendo II Bunch
Chamber Symphony Adams

Should be an excellent performance!!!!!

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Excellent interview. Thank you for posting.

All of the interviews in your series are fascinating.


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