Li Gen(Pianist)

李根

Described as ‘the pianist with golden fingers’ by BBC Radio 3 presenter Sean Rafferty, concert pianist Gen came to study in UK at an early age. He was the winner of many International competitions including the 2011 Poros International Piano Competition, 2013 Trinity Laban Soloists’ Competition and 28th Eastbourne Soloists’ Competition. In 2015, he won the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition, and has been awarded a solo recital at Wigmore Hall and at the Fazioli Auditorium in Sacile, Italy. He has also been invited to play for the BBC’s In Tune radio programme.

Gen studied with Ian Jones and Ruth Nye at the Royal College of Music, where he graduated with a BMus degree with first class honours. Gen then came to study with Deniz Gelenbe at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance from 2013, where he gained his masters degree, with the Weingarten Piano Prize awarded. 

Gen has performed solo and chamber recitals in many concert venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, the Purcell Room, and Steinway Hall. He has also performed a large number of piano concertos with London Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, Barnet Symphony Orchestra, Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra and Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Gen gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support from the following: Jaques Samuel Pianos, Joseph Clover Award, Nina Polani Award, Delina musician Award, TCL Scholarship, Help musicians UK postgraduate award, Alfred Kitchin Award, Lovedays Scholarship, and NOSWAD Charity Award.