Xingyu Li, born in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, is an active violinist and educator. He graduated from The Juilliard School with a bachelor's and master's degree, and then obtained a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Northwestern University.
Among all the awards he has received, his musical prowess was evident from an early age, winning the 3rd Prize in the International Competition of Violinists in 2010. He continued to excel, achieving the 1st Prize at both the Thaviu String Competition in 2021 and the Dover Quartet Competition in 2022.
As a soloist, Li has been invited to perform in prestigious concerts worldwide, including the Mary Anthony Cox Memorial and the Texas Music Educators Association. He has also collaborated with Northwestern's Baroque Music Ensemble on multiple occasions and was featured in the Northwestern University Baccalaureate Service.
Other than solo performance, Li is deeply involved in orchestral and chamber music playing. He showcased exceptional leadership and musicianship as Concertmaster of the China Junior Symphony in 2013. Additionally, he has been featured on WFMT-FM 98 as a member of the Enigma Piano Trio and invited to European American Musical Alliance as the first violin for the quartet in residence.
Apart from his achievements as a performer, Li is deeply committed to nurturing the next generation of musicians. While studying at The Juilliard School, he served as a teaching fellow and teaching assistant in both Ear Training and Graduate Studies Division, as well as co-taught Advanced Composition in the Evening Division with Dr. Wayne Oquin. At Northwestern University, he provided invaluable private violin instruction as a graduate assistant under the guidance of Gerardo Ribeiro. Breaking from the conventional path, Li has been conducting pioneer research on physiology and kinesiology, aiming to unveil the myth of the mechanism behind violin playing.