Cecilia Li


Genres: classical/contemporary music

The concert pianist Cecilia Li offers a manifold piano repertoire from classics to contemporary compositions. Her artistic skills cover soloistic and chamber musical piano concerts as well as music dramaturgy for the Tanz Atelier Wien, a laboratory for research in contemporary dance and music. The symbiosis of visual and acoustic art forms is of fundamental importance for her artistic work: architecture, fine arts, dance and music are made to interact, thereby creating a new work of art.

Over the last decades, she has been focusing on various compositional oeuvres in a dialectical fashion: i.e. contrasting Friedrich Cerha and J.S. Bach, Giacinto Scelsi and W.A. Mozart, etc. Through the choice of specific music series – thematically based compositions from classic to modern music – she opens new soundscapes for the audience.

Cecilia Li short bio


Cecilia Li was born in Taipei , Taiwan in 1957 and started to play the piano at the age of 8. At the age of 13, she began to study piano at the Kwang-Jen High School with Prof. Iman Wu and Prof. Robert Scholz, in the first experimental music class ever held in Taiwan. At the age of 14, Cecilia Li continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mozarteum Salzburg, in Prof. Kurt Neumüller's concert class. Later she took courses and lessons with Tatjana Nikolaijewa, Norman Shetler, Meira Farkas and Sandor Végh. Cecilia Li received various awards and honours. At the age of 20, she received the concert diploma with highest honours and the achievement award of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research.

Her numerous solo/chamber music concerts include performances at the Taipei Opera Music Recital Hall, at the Grand Concert Hall Mozarteum in Salzburg, at the Chamber Music Festival in Salzburg, at the Strovolos Theatre in Nicosia/Cyprus, at the Liszt Concert Hall Raiding and a series of recitals at the Palais Coburg in Vienna. Performances in collaboration with Tanz Atelier Wien were shown at the 3rd Beijing Art Festival, at the European Dance Festival Cyprus, at Festspielhaus St. Pölten, at the styriarte and at Wien Modern, etc.

In 2004, Cecilia Li founded her own CD label shiuling records.

CD recordings:

  • piano phonotope
    2011, shiuling records
  • Hommage à Erik Satie
    2004, shiuling records
  • Debussy - 12 Préludes pour piano livre II
    2004, shiuling records
  • Bach Goldberg Variations
    1996, Bayer Records – Amati

Concerts, TV and radio recordings have been realized in Europe and Asia.

Since 2009 Cecilia Li is co-author of the International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA), a seminar of interdisciplinary art-based research in the interface of body, mind and nature.

Cecilia Li is a Bösendorfer Artist.





  • Piano Phonotope (2011)
  • 12 Préludes pour piano, livre II by C. Debussy (2004)
  • Hommage à Erik Satie (2004)
  • J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1996)


  • Sound of Europe, Strovolos Theater in Nicosia
  • Solo recital at the Liszt Concert Hall Raiding, Austria



  • A-POLON(IA) with Tanz Atelier Wien, ensemble piece (2009)
  • several Solo/Duo productions with Sebastian Prantl (choreographer and solo dancer)



  • Würdigungspreis [Award of Honor] of the Federal Ministry of Science and Research
  • award at Jeunesse, Austria in solo piano and chamber music


shiuling records
Neustiftgasse 38, 1070 Vienna
telephone +43(0)1/5226044
telefax +43(0)1/5233994
e-mail: office@cecilia-li.com
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