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Dr. Christine Li

Christine Li
  • Assistant Professor of Violin
  • Music and Theatre Arts

Violinist Christine Harada Li is a versatile artist with an international career as a performer, educator, and arts leader. As a performer, she has appeared in concerts across the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, and Israel, and recently was a featured soloist with the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Marquette Symphony Orchestra, and the Anchorage Youth Symphony. Passionate about chamber music, she has frequently performed with the award-winning Koinonia Trio, which was formed in 2015.

As an orchestral musician, Dr. Li has had the opportunity to play with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, and the Ann Arbor Symphony. She has performed (both violin and viola) as a guest artist at multiple music festivals such as Maui Classical Music Festival, Oberlin Acoustics Workshop and the Ann Arbor Chamber Fest. Dr. Li has held leadership roles with art organizations, serving as Education Director at the Innsbrook Institute Summer Festival and Academy, Artistic Director and co-founder of the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, and President of the Anchorage Fine Arts Society.

Christine graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theater and Dance and completed her Master of Music degree at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover, Germany. Her principal teachers here were Yehonatan Berick, Elisabeth Kufferath, Anne Röhrig (baroque), and Arthur Greene (piano). She completed her Doctorate in Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree in 2020, studying with David Halen at the University of Michigan.