Date Range


Fernando Laires Piano Series - George Li, piano

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall
  • Date:
    Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Time:
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Event Description



Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2





Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35

      Grave. Doppio movimento


      Marche funèbre: Lento

      Finale. Presto. Sotto voce e legato



~ intermission ~



Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42
      Theme. Andante
      Variation 1. Poco piu mosso
      Variation 2. L'istesso tempo
      Variation 3. Tempo di Minuetto
      Variation 4. Andante
      Variation 5. Allegro (ma non tanto)
      Variation 6. L'istesso tempo
      Variation 7. Vivace
      Variation 8. Adagio misterioso
      Variation 9. Un poco piu mosso
      Variation 10. Allegro scherzando
      Variation 11. Allegro vivace
      Variation 12. L'istesso tempo
      Variation 13. Agitato
      Variation 14. Andante (come prima)
      Variation 15. L'istesso tempo
      Variation 16. Allegro vivace
      Variation 17. Meno mosso
      Variation 18. Allegro con brio
      Variation 19. Piu mosso. Agitato
      Variation 20. Piu mosso
      Coda. Andante





Consolation No. 3 in D-flat Major, S.172





Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S.244/2 (Cadenza by Rachmaninoff)



Praised by the Washington Post for combining "staggering technical prowess, a sense of command, and depth of expression," pianist George Li possesses brilliant virtuosity and effortless grace far beyond his years. He captured the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition and was the recipient of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, Hamburg Philharmonic with Manfred Honeck, a tour of Asia with the London Symphony Orchestra and Giandrea Noseda, St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, Philharmonia Orchestra with Long Yu, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Mälmo Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra, DSO Berlin, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Sydney Symphony, and Frankfurt Radio Symphony. He frequently appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, including performances at the Paris Philharmonie, Luxemburg Philharmonie, New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music, Graffenegg
Festival, and in various places throughout Russia.

Recital highlights include Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall in San Francisco, the Mariinsky Theatre, Munich's Gasteig, the Louvre, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo's Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall, NCPA Beijing, Ravinia Festival, Lanaudiere Festival, Edinburgh Festival, and Montreux Festival. An active chamber musician, George has performed chamber music with James Ehnes, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Benjamin Beilman, Kian Soltani, Pablo Ferrandez, and Daniel Lozakovich.George gave his first public performance at Boston's Steinert Hall at the age of ten and in 2011, performed for President Obama at the White House in an evening honoring Chancellor Angela Merkel. Among George's many prizes, he was the First Prize winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of the 2012 Gilmore Young Artist Award. George is currently in the Harvard University / New England Conservatory joint program, studying with Wha Kyung Byun.

George Li is an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist. His debut album, which was recorded live from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, was released in October 2017.


George Li’s appearance is made possible with the support of Vincent & Christina Lenti.

Tickets are available online at, over the phone at  (585)274-3000, or in person at the door


General ESM Concert Info

All concerts are free unless otherwise noted. All concerts listed are open to the public. Please note that all concerts are subject to change.

Ticket InformationPerformance Halls

Got updates? Notice Omissions? Contact


Date Range