Mengshen Li

Jingzhou, China

Bard Conservatory & Bard College
B.M. in Viola Performance
B.M. in Asian Studies 2017-2022

Music Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Middle & high school Viola performance diploma 2011-2017

Mengshen attended music festivals including the Viva la viola in Shanghai, Vienna International Youth Music Festival, Morningside Music Bridge in Canada, and Aspen music festival in Colorado. Mengshen was principal viola in the Symphony Orchestra of Shanghai Music Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory in 2015, Bard Conservatory Symphony Orchestra in 2019 and Substitute Musician of Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra. He won the first prize of chamber music in Vienna International Youth Music Festival and performed in the Golden Hall of the Vienna.  ( Wiener Musikverein )

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I like writing poems

Name three of your favorite composers:
Robert Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Mikhail Glinka

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
Enjoy the music!