Zhenyan Li (b.1998) is a Chinese composer and Chinese flautist based in London. Her works are inspired by theatrical elements, especially the performing style of traditional oriental theatre.
Li’s music has been performed worldwide including Switzerland, Germany, Slovakia, Netherland, UK and China. Last year, her piece ‘Hashigakari’, premiered at the Lucerne Festival 2022, was selected to Ensemble Modern ‘Happy New Year’ concert series. Her opera ‘Cummings &Goerings’ was premiered as part of the ‘Tête-à-tête’ Festival.
Other projects also include works for international guitar society, Central School of Ballet, Psappah Ensemble and Beijing International Music Festival. As an active collaborator, she has worked on projects with Architectural Association, London Film School, Leeds Lieder Festival, and SOAS University of London, as well as individuals, artists Lulu Wang, percussionist Beibei Wang, conductors Martin Rajna and Jessica Cottis.
Zhenyan Li has written two pieces for Trinity’s new piano syllabus: A Peculiar Party (Grade 1) and Investigations (Grade 8).