Wen Zhou Li

Wen Zhou LiWen Zhou Li is originally from China where he was educated at the Central Broadcasting Institute in Beijing and after the graduation, he joined the China Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra. In 1982 he left China to farther his musical education in USA and Canada. During his 6 years in North America, Mr. Li performed with many orchestras as well as regularly giving recitals and chamber music concerts. His talent as a violin teacher was discovered and nurtured by his professor, Mauricio Fuks when he was studying at the McGill University, Montreal, Canada. From 1986 he became Professor Fuks' assistant at McGill University. In 1988, at the invitation of Yehudi Menuhin, Mr. Li came to England with his professor to teach at the Yehudi Menuhin School and after 8 years of closely working with Yehudi Menuhin, he was regarded as one of the most successful violin teacher in UK. From 1996, Mr. Li has furthered his teaching career by taking on a violin professor and Principal Violin Tutor position at the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham's School of Music, Manchester, UK.

During the last 12 years of teaching in UK, his students have been successful in getting important positions in orchestras and string quartets across the world. Many of them were the prizes winners of international violin competitions, such as Menuhin, Tchaikovsky, Wieniawsky and Royal Overseas League. Nationally his students won the gold medals at the LSO Competition, Audi and Texaco Young Musician of the Year competitions. During last 10 years, there always has at lest one his pupil in the final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and twice his pupil won the title of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. He was featured in a Channel Four Television Documentary Program called Learning with Mr. Li, which was focussing on his teaching at the Chetham's School of Music. He gives regular masterclasses in USA, Canada and throughout UK as well as though out China. Mr. Li was the founder of International Violin Sonata Course and he also teaches in summer schools across UK, Ireland and North America.