Jingjing Li’s artistical CV
Li Jingjing is a Lyrical-Coloratura Soprano, soloist of The National Opera of China, member of the Chinese Musicians Association, topnotch talent of Ministry of Culture China.
She studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with Prof. Guo Shuzhen and at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. C. Visca. She completed her Master’s degrees in “Opera and Operetta” with Prof. R. Nickler & Prof. I. Parik and “Lied and Oratorio” with Prof. KS. G. Fontana where she was awarded the highest possible grade for both diplomas: " Unanimously Excellence". She was also the only candidate in the voice department to receive the "Würdigungspreis" (Highest Honor Prize) in 2010.
She has also trained with Mirella Freni, Josef Protschka, Hilde Zadek, Francisco Araiza, Robert White, Graham Johnson, Ann Murry, Hartmut Hoell. In 2007 Li received the 1st Prize at the International Nico Dostal Operetta Competition in Austria and the Prize of "Best Interpretation of Contemporary Music of Sweden" at the second International Competition Sweden in 2008. In 2009, she was the 2nd Prize winner of Bulgaria's first international competition of "Lied-Duo" for Piano and Voice. She is the first Chinese singer to have received these international prizes in different vocal fields of Opera, Operetta and Lied.
She has been a Soloist of The National Opera of China since the 2010 winter season. She made her debut as Adele in Die Fledermaus. Shortly thereafter she sang Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Helmwige in Die Walküre, Marzelline in Fidelio, Woglinde in Das Rheingold, Despina in Così fan tutte. She also sang main roles some contemporary opera in Chinese, like: Xue’er in “Dream of Forest” ( Shan Lin Zhi Meng), Wang Axiu in “Hongbang Tailor” (Hong Bang Cai Feng), Cuicui in “The Border Town”(Bian Cheng), Xiao Hong in “Xiao Hong”.In 2015, she was also invited to Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts in Singapore to sing the lead role Jinzi in the well-known Chinese opera Savage Land.
She has been collaborating with the NCPA-Beijing since 2011 and sang Frasquita in Carmen, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, Olympia in Les Contes d’ Hoffmann, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera. She was also invited to sing Micaela in Carmen with Singapore Symphony Orchestra in Singapore in 2016. In 2017, She has also been collaborating with San Francisco Opera House’s new composed opera “The Dream of the Red Chamber” and sang the main role “DaiYu” in china-tour. In 2019, she was invited to perform a new composed opera “Painted Skin” in Singapore with Singapore Chinese Orchestra, as the role “Mrs Wang”.
Since 2012, she became a member of the Chinese Musicians Association.
As a highly acclaimed concert soloist, Li has performed Mozart’s C-minor Missa, Rossini’s Stabat Mater，Mahler’s 4. Symphonie, Mahler’s 2. Symphonie, Mahler’s 8. Symphonie, C. Nielsen’s Symfoni Nr.3 Espansiva, G. Faure’s Requiem, L.v. Beethoven’s 9. Symphony and Xian Xinghai’s The Yellow River Cantata. She has been fortunate to have worked with the famous Austrian pianist Jörg Demus and recorded one Lied-Duo CD with him, published in 2014.
From Opera to Operetta, Lied to Oratorio, Wiener Lieder to contemporary music, her ability has given her a wide variety in repertoire. Her interpretations have made her renowned as one of the most representative singers and opera artists of the new generation in China.