Sept 20, 2017

From October 2017 to May 2018, the CSQ is happy to welcome violinist Valerie Li, who will perform with the quartet and take part in teaching and other CSQ activities at the University of Toronto. Ms. Li will perform in place of violinist Min-Jeong Koh, who will depart the quartet in October 2017 to honour personal project commitments. The CSQ considers Ms. Li a long time friend of the quartet, and looks forward to sharing their final performances with this brilliant artist!

Ms. Li is well known to Canadian and international audiences through her work in the JUNO-nominated Afiara Quartet. With this award-winning ensemble, Ms. Li has toured througout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia, performing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, and the Royal Library in Copenhagen. She currently tours extensively with DJ Kid Koala int he multidisciplinary live production of Nufonia Must Fall.

Ms. Li received her Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Institute, her Master of Music from the New England Conservatory, and her Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School. Her teachers include Miriam Fried, Herbert Greenberg, and Gwen Thompson, with whom she studied in her hometown of Vancouver.