Xiaoxuan Li

Xiaoxuan Li

City of residence : New York

Participation in CMIM - Piano 2024

Piano 2024

Competitors 2024


Xiaoxuan Li, born in 2001 in China, started studying piano at the age of 4. Since 2015, he has studied with Professor Robert McDonald at the Juilliard School, as well as with professor Dang Thai Son from 2019 to 2022. Previously, he studied with Professor Gary Graffman at the Curtis institute of music, and at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Affiliated School under Dr. Zhe Tang, professor Zijie Wu, and Tianying Zhao.

Xiaoxuan has participated in numerous competitions and has won prizes, including the Carnegie Hall Debut Audition in 2023, the Gold Medal and Beethoven prize in the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 2018, and 1st prize in the Zhuhai Mozart International Competition for Young Musicians in 2015.

Xiaoxuan has performed in China, Italy, Germany, Poland, Japan, and the US. As a concerto soloist, he has performed with orchestras around the world, including the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Macao Orchestra, and Canton Symphony Orchestra.

Xiaoxuan is also an avid chamber musician and has also appeared at many renowned music festivals including the Shanghai International Piano Festival, Osaka International Piano Festival, the International Piano Festival in Italy, Music Fest Perugia, and PianoTexas International Festival & Academy.


Principal teachers 

  • Robert McDonald 2016-2023
  • Gary Graffman 2016-2023
  • Dang Thai Son 2019-2021 

Major Competitions  

  • Winner, Carnegie Hall Debut Audition, 2023
  • Gold Medal and Beethoven prize, Cleveland International Piano Competition, 2018 




Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Allegro in D major, K. 626b/16  

George Frideric Handel
Suite No. 7 in B-flat major, HWV 440

Johannes Brahms
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 


Adopt a Musician
The presence of Xiaoxuan Li in Montreal
is generously supported by André Dubois, Mimi Lépine



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