Doublestop Foundation

Jiali LI, Violist


Doublestop Foundation provides me a approach to those excellent instruments, which helps me to express my musical idea easily and explore my musical world deeply.

Born in China, Jiali Li began her studies on violin at the age of six. She began playing viola at age twelve under the guidance of Changhai Wang and Keqiang Sui. Now, she is a proud recipient of Jim Wargowsky scholarship and Juilliard scholarship at The Juilliard School and studying with Paul Neubauer, she is a member of the Juilliard Orchestra and recently performed in ChamberFest and the FOCUS! Festival. Jiali was the third-prize winner of Spain’s X Concurso Internacional de Viola-Cello “Villa de Llanes” and the third-prize winner at The Chinese National Viola Competition and The Central Conservatory of music viola competition. She was principle violist of China youth symphony orchestra.

Jiali is an active chamber musician. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, and The Great Hall of the People. Jiali has also been featured in master classes with great performers Thomas Rebiel, Robert Chen, Robert Vernon, Pinchas Zukerman, and Maestro Alan Gilbert.

Jiali performs on a viola made by Terry Borman labeled “Mollans sur Ouveze” in 1991, a loan made possible with the generous support of Mr. Cho-Liang Lin and for winning Doublestop Foundation’s Instrument Loan Competition in 2014.