Ryan Li, Violin
Ryan Li, age 13, currently attends Mount View Middle School in Ellicott City, Maryland. He began studying violin at the age of six with Mrs. Wonju Kim, of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Ryan was first selected to join the Howard County Elementary School Gifted and Talented Orchestra (ESGTO) from 3rd to 5th grade and selected to play in the Howard County Middle School Gifted and Talented Orchestra (MSGTO) from 6th to 8th grade, where he currently serves as co-concertmaster. Ryan also plays in the Mount View Middle School Concert Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Matthew Debeal.
Ryan has had many musical accomplishments. Most recently he was awarded first place in The Columbia Orchestra Young Artist Competition Junior Division, performed in the Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestral conference in Chicago, Illinois, and was selected to play in the Maryland All State Junior Orchestra for the past two years.
Other accomplishments include second place in the Little Masters Solo Competition during the Third Masters Players Festival at the University of Delaware, second place in the MSMTA Chamber Music Competition, and the MSMTA Distinguished Musicianship Award. Some of his past performances include Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins, Wieniawski Concerto No. 1, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Mozart Sonata in A Major, and Corelli Sonata in D Minor. This is his first solo performance with The Columbia Orchestra.
When he is not playing violin, Ryan enjoys reading, drawing, solving rubik’s cubes, and most of all swimming competitively year round with the Eagle Swim Team.