Bringing great warmth, poise, and insight to her music making, Qing Li is a versatile artist who serves as the Baltimore Symphony’s Principal Second Violin, as well as a frequent soloist. Li is also a Piatigorsky Foundation Artist, much sought-after recitalist, chamber musician, and guest concertmaster. Notable reviews for Qing Li include The German Hohenlohe News (“excelled with ethereal play”) and the Richmond Times (“her style was impeccable”). Li is currently also a violin faculty member of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. She gives master classes throughout the American, Asian, and South American major conservatories and international festivals. Born in Beijing, China, Li began violin studies at age four with her father. At age 12, Qing Li was accepted to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Based on a prize-winning Sibelius Violin Concerto performance at the first Beijing International Violin Competition, Berl Senofsky brought her to the Peabody Conservatory where she was granted a full scholarship. She currently performs on her Neopolitain instrument made by Nicolo Gagliano in 1736.