Cellist Jichen Li was born in 1988 in the People’s Republic of China. He was a semifinalist in the Fifth Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music in 2005 and a semifinalist in the fourth Tchaikovsky International Youth Music Contest in 2012. Li studied cello at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music and the China Conservatory of Music before continuing his education in the United States. He is currently working toward a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, under the tutelage of Stefan Kartman. Li has served as the principal cellist in various orchestras including those of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music, China Conservatory of Music, and is currently the principal cellist of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing in the cello section of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Li also was the featured soloist in the 2015 UWM Concerto Competition. First prize of Sheboygan symphony orchestra concerto competition. As a cello teacher, he taught cello in Brass bell which is a music store in Milwaukee Wisconsin for a year and China conservatory middle and high school. Currently he is a cello teacher in String academy of Wisconsin.
Website: Official Jichen Li Website