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Sunny Li

Sunny Li (Chinese: 李昀; pinyin: Li Yun; born 4 September 1991) is a Chinese concert pianist. Based in London, Li studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music prior to performing at venues around Europe.[1]

Sunny Li
Sunny Li concert.jpg
Background information
Native name
李昀 (Li Yun)
Born (1991-09-04) 4 September 1991 (age 27)



In 2011, Li released a piano solo album 昀韵 (yún yùn), which included works from composers such as Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Moritz Moszkowski.[2] She performed the Steinway-Haus in Munich, Germany with fellow pianist Assel Abilseitova[3] the same year.

In September 2014, Li founded the Migjorn Quartet, which placed third in the Hirsh Prize Chamber Music Competition.[4] In January 2017, Li played "Flight of the Bumblebee" on two pianos at the same time.[5][6] The video, posted on Facebook by Classic FM, garnered over a million views with mixed reactions from viewers.[7][8] In March 2017, it was announced that she would be going on a spring tour of the United Kingdom.[8]


  • 2007 – The Third Rising Star International Piano Competition, "Gold Award"[9]
  • 2013 – Schoenfeld International Piano Competition, "Elite Award"[10]
  • 2015 – British Royal Northern College of Music Concerto Competition, Winner[11]
  • 2016 – Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, Second Place[12]
  • 56th Grotrain-Steinweg Schumann International Competition, Winner[13]
  • 59th French International Music Festival, France, French Nice Festival Solo Awards[14]


  1. ^ "Young British pianist Sunny Li Yun on the international stage". Sina Corp.
  2. ^ "Rescue, Heart Pursuit – Young Pianist Sunny Li Yun". Phoenix.
  3. ^ "Rescue, Heart Pursuit – Pianist Sunny Li Yun". YOKA. Archived from the original on 3 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Rescue, Heart Pursuit – Pianist Sunny Li Yun". Micro headboard. Archived from the original on 3 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Watch this pianist play Flight of the Bumblebee on TWO pianos at the SAME TIME". Classic FM (UK). Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  6. ^ "This pianist plays Liszt on four pianos and it's a full-on workout". Classic FM. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Pianist Sunny Li talks about getting kids into classical music and THAT viral video". MI Pro. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Controversial award-winning Chinese classical internet sensation set for UK tour". WithGuitars. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Young pianist Sunny Li Yun Won international Competition". Sohu News.
  10. ^ "2013 List of Award Winners". Schoenfeld International String Competition.
  11. ^ "Young British pianist Sunny Li Yun on the international stage". Sina News.
  12. ^ "2016 Interview of Award Winners". Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition.
  13. ^ "Sunny Li Won Schumann International Competition". DL evening standard.
  14. ^ "Beauty pianist Sunny Li Yun solo in the French Nice Festival solo award". China.

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