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Pianist George Li


Had the pleasure of watching Li perform the Chopin No.1 Concerto last nigh with the SD symphony under David Danzmayr (conductor). Phenomenal talent. It is as if I was listening to a 50+ year old player but without the mistakes that come with age. Dynamics, control, expression. This kid has it all! Won the Tchaikovsky competition at only 20 years old!  Li has a depth of emotion that I don't typically hear in prodigies. He isn't just playing at breakneck speed without subtlety. Even his encore was a slow piece.

Nick B:
Glad you are enjoying those live performances. Itís fun and interesting to read your posts  regarding that. Seems I go to fewer and fewer nowadays.
If the account is true, thatís sad and disturbing about the maestro.

Hi Nick,

Yup. I try to go to more and more live events that are near me. I'm eyeing two again now - a Chick Corea and Joey Alexander concerts in the near future. Aside from watching great performances, these often serve as sobering events for remembering what live music sounds like and what my sound system gets wrong and right.  The news about Levine was surprising , but I guess it is the same as everywhere people are put in positions of immense influence and power.



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