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Violin NACO Mentorship 2023

Yan Li

Last updated: April 21, 2023

Violinist Yan Li is a graduate of McGill University, where she studied with Axel Strauss, Yan is an avid chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral musician. As a soloist, she made her orchestral debut with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Civic Symphony, and Lethbridge Symphony. Her awards include first prize at the Canadian Music Competition, LSO Young Artist Competition, Calgary Concerto Competition, and a semifinalist in the Montreal Symphony Manulife Competition, At McGill, she was a finalist in the McGill Concerto Competition, Golden Violin Award, and Orchestra Toronto Concerto Competition. She has spent her summers at Morningside Music Bridge, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

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NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program

Play it forward! A bold and innovative professional development initiative for talented emerging and early career professional orchestral creatives from around the world.