UCLA International Institute
Asia Institute

Advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary research on Asia worldwide

Chi Li
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department: Ethnomusicology
UCLA Ethnomusicology
Address2: BOX 951657, 2539 SMB NA
Phone: 310-206-3033
Fax: 310-206-4738
Email: cli99@dslextreme.com
Keywords: China, Music

Li Chi is a highly accomplished performing artist on the erhu, the Chinese two-string bowed fiddle. She is director of the UCLA Music of China ensemble.

 After graduating from the Conservatory of Chinese Music in 1982, she served as erhu soloist for the National Traditional Orchestra of China (the most renowned orchestra of Chinese musical instruments). In the 1980s, she frequently performed in presidential concerts in Beijing. In the United States she has been featured in concerts held at prestigious venues such as Madison Square Garden, the Lincoln Center, the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York and the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. She is co-founder of the American Chinese Performing Arts Institute, advisor to the Los Angeles Chinese Music Ensemble, and director of the San Francisco Valley Chinese Music Ensemble. She is the recipient of the 2008 UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for non-Senate faculty.