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Molly Li, celloMolly Li, cello

Molly Li was born in China and studied cello from a young age at the Shenzhen Arts School and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She received scholarships to study cello at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and a full scholarship at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in cello performance from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore and a Masters of Music Degree from the Hochschule für Musik Detmold in Germany. Her teachers included Li-Wei Qin (Tchaikovsky International Competition Prize Winner), Stefan Giglberger (Principal Cellist of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra) and David Smith. Molly Li has won many competitions including First Prize at the Fourth Cello Competition of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing (1996), Second Prize at the China Young Musician Competition in Shanghai (1997), First Prize at the Chamber Music Competition in Beijing (1998) and a prize for excellence at the Fifth Cello Competition of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing (1999). She has performed with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, and on tour at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan under Bernard Haitink and Edo de Waart. Molly Li joined City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2014.