Li Yun Recital 2018

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University of Central Florida

Dr. StephensonGenelle Koenig

Las Vegas


University of Central Florida

Yun Li (Emily) is a classically trained Soprano with many years of experience in both

teaching and performing.

Born into a family of music lovers in Lanzhou, China, she began playing the Chinese

Lute at the age of eight and singing at the age of eight and started vocal training at

sixteen with Ms. Lanying Lei. In 1985, Ms. Li received her BA in Voice Performance

from Northwest Normal University Music School in Lanzhou, China where she studied

under Professor Jinbao Wang. After graduation, she accepted a position as Assistant

Professor at Lanzhou City University, School of Music. Ms. Li also holds a Master of

Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Central Florida where she

studied under Dr. Joanne Stephenson and Genelle Koenig, a former soprano from the

Metropolitan Opera House in New York. In addition, Ms. Li holds a BS degree in Accounting

from the University of Central Florida, from which she graduated with Cum

Laude honors.

In the past decade, Ms. Li has appeared in multiple recitals and events throughout

Central Florida, Las Vegas, and San Diego, and performed an extensive repertoire

of both opera works and contemporary pieces in various concerts and recitals. She

served as a judge for three consecutive seasons on The Voice of We Chinese Singing

Competition and UCSD Singing Competitions. In 2015, she released her studio

album, Beautiful Dreamer, through Guangzhou Audiovisual Publishing House.

Xintong Ping


Baritone Xintong Ping received his degree in

vocal performance from Tian Jin Conservatory.

After graduation, he was cast in several

title roles in in the Tian Jin Opera. Shortly after,

Ping immigrated to to the U.S., where he has

remained an an active singer, musician, and vocal

coach in in Southern California, and has received

numerous awards and accolades in vocal

competitions in in China and in in the U.S.. Ping

performed in in several major music festivals and

has has been been invited to to serve as as a judge in in vocal

competitions around Southern California.

Wei Xu


Ms. Wei Xu was born in a musical family in in

Shanghai, China. She began to learn piano at at

the age of 6. Ms. Xu received her bachelors

degree in Violin Performance from Shanghai

Conservatory of Music, then joined the

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. She served

as assistant principal in in 2nd Violin for for many

years and toured many countries in in Europe

and North America with the orchestra. Since

she immigrated to to the U.S U.S in in 1996, she she has has

participated in in the various performances by by

San Diego Symphony Orchestra and and San San Diego

Opera. Ms. Ms. Wei Wei Xu Xu has has also also done done several several


String String Quartet Quartet recordings recordings with members with members from

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Jane Jane Bastien Bastien

Vitaly Vitaly Margulis Margulis

Musical Musical Merit


Dan Yu


Pianist Dan Yu, studied piano when he was ten

years old in China. After immigrating to the U.S.,

he took lessons with renowned music educator

Jane Smisor Bastien and then majored in piano

performance at UCLA under the great Russian pianist

Vitaly Margulis. Dan Yu has won many top

prizes throughout California including 1st place

in in La La Jolla Young Artist Competition and Musical

Merit of of Greater San Diego.

Vivian Zhang, Ph.D.


Dr. Zhang received her Bachelor degree in biology

from Fudan University, China and Ph.D.

from University of Minnesota. She had more

than twenty years of experience in biomedical

research and product development in in several

leading biotech companies. She enjoys

Chinese folk dancing and ballroom dancing.

She has also begun pursuing her passion for

singing and embraces the challenge of of hosting

this recital.



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