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Canwei Li

Canwei originally come from China and has resided in New Zealand since 2006. Canwei graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Music Honours degree major in piano performance. Since then, Canwei has been launching his professional career as a pianist, conductor, and piano teacher.

As a piano teacher, Canwei is very enthusiastic about sharing his acknowledge and his performance experiences with the students. He is able to conduct a lesson both in English and Chinese fluently. Canwei has special own approach to piano teaching, and his students have outstanding performance in both music exams and competitions, highlights such as student winning second place in the Concerto Competition performing with Aotea Youth Symphony Orchestra in the 2019 West Auckland Performing Arts Festival.

Canwei has won numbers competition during his studies, notable achievement include winning Annual scholarship of Waikato Registered Music Teacher in 2007; winning Annual scholarship of Bay of Plenty Registered Music Teacher in 2008; Tauranga Concerto Competition 1st prize in 2009; the most promising pianist prize in Christchurch National Concerto Competition in 2012 etc. Canwei has also performed internationally as an accepted participant in several international piano competitions: Kerikeri International Piano Competition 2010 in NZ; Lev Vlassenko International Piano Competition 2011 in Brisbane Australia; Australia International Chopin Piano Competition 2012 in Canberra Australia; Rosario International Piano Competition 2014 in Vienna Austria.

Canwei was a member of the TrioNique chamber music group in 2017-2018, has toured with the group throughout New Zealand, he also played as the official pianist for the 37th CANZ Nelson composers Workshop.

Canwei is also an active orchestra conductor. He has been guest conducted the Manawatu Sinfonia and Manawatu Youth Orchestra in Palmerton North, Devonport Chamber Orchestra in Auckland, Saint-Petersburg Youth Orchestra in Russia, London Classical Soloist in the U.K, Gwinnet Chamber Orchestra in Georgia the US, Kammerphilharmonie Graz in Austria.

Senior Tutor

Subject: Piano