Cecilia Li

Piano solo, cofounder and music dramaturgy of TAW

"Music - hearing the inaudible between the tones reveals an unknown world full of magic." Cecilia Li

Cecilia Li, born in Taipei and educated in Austria, offers a manifold piano repertoire from classics to contemporary compositions. Her artistic activities include soloistic concerts and chamber music. Furthermore as the musical director she is responsible for the music dramaturgy of Tanz Atelier Wien.

The performing profile of Cecilia Li goes beyond the usual performances in concert halls. 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. Therefore for her piano play she is always looking for exemplary locations, contexts and atmospheres. Her numerous solo/chamber music concerts include performances at Taipei Opera Music Recital Hall, at the Grand Concert Hall Mozarteum in Salzburg, at the chamber music festival in Salzburg, at the residence concerts, “Jeunesse Austria”, at the Liszt Concert Hall Raiding and Palais Coburg Vienna. In 2005 a very successful performance took place at Strovolos Theatre in Nicosia/Cyprus.

In 1988, Cecilia Li founded Tanz Atelier Wien together with dancer and choreographer Sebastian Prantl. In this research centre for contemporary dance and music she is in charge of music concepts and plays leading parts in productions and projects of various kinds and various places such as Secession, Wiener Konzerthaus, Odeon, Universitätskirche, Academy of Sciences in Vienna and festivals e.g. Wien Modern, styriarte, 3rd Beijing Art Festival (China), Festival Autunno Danza (Sardinia), India Dance Festival (India), at the European Dance Festival Cyprus, at Festspielhaus St. Pölten.

Cecilia Li received various awards and honours such as the achievement award of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research.

In 2004 Cecilia Li founded shiuling records as one of the first women in Austria in the field of classical music who operates her own CD label. Besides her solo-piano work she established herself as a distinguished teacher and music advisor. Concerts, TV and radio recordings have been realized in Europe and Asia.

CD recordings: “Bach Goldberg Variations” published in 1996 at Bayer Records – Amati, as well as „Debussy - 12 Préludes pour piano livre II“, “Hommage à Erik Satie”, both published in 2004 at shiuling records and “piano phonotope” published in 2011.

Cecilia Li is co-author of the HYPERLINK "http://www.icla.at" International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA). From 2009 to 2011 it took place as a cooperation project of Tanz Atelier Wien with Danube University Krems, in 2012 of Tanz Atelier Wien with the Symposium of Europaen Sculptors (SEB) in St. Margarethen / Burgenland.

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