Alum George Li Snags First Place at the Cooper International Competition

On Friday, July 30 pianist George Li, who performed on From the Top’s 2006 show in Boston and appeared on the PBS show From the Top at Carnegie Hall, won first place at Oberlin College’s Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition. He won with Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, with Jahja Ling conducting The Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall.

George Performs on From the Top with the Vivace Trio

George has received $10,000 as well as concert engagements with orchestras in Beijing and Shanghai, China, and a full, four-year scholarship to the conservatory!

More information about the competition is available here.

Nice work and congrats, George!