Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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American Viola Society 
The American Viola Society 


We proudly announce The AVS Green Room, a new series of the world's leading violists. Mark your calendar for these events in coming months:

February 27, 2021: Teng Li
March 20, 2021: Misha Amory
April 24, 2021: A Celebration of Legendary Teachers (Recolletions of Dorothy DeLay, Lillian Fuchs, Francis Tursi, Michael Tree and Karen Tuttle, with Heidi Castleman, Lawrence Dutton and Steven Tenenbom)


American Viola Society Green Room Event with Teng Li 

New! The AVS invites leaders in the viola world to our virtual green room for an informal live discussion, with a Q&A opportunity for participants.

This month, AVS Green Room host Steven Tenenbom welcomes Teng Li. 

Los Angeles Philharmonic principal viola Teng Li is a diverse and dynamic performer on the international scene. Along with her many solo appearances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, she has performed with the Nation

Teng Li is also an active recitalist and chamber musician who has participated in the Marlboro, Santa Fe, Mostly Mozart, Music from Angel Fire, Rome, Moritzburg (Germany), and Evnin Rising Stars festivals. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and with the 92nd St. “Y” Chamber Music Society. Teng was also featured with the Guarneri Quartet in their 2009 season and was a member of the prestigious Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Two Program. She is a member of the Rosamunde Quartet and the Toronto-based Trio Arkel.

Li won top prizes at the Johanson International and the Holland-America Music Society competitions, the Primrose International Viola Competition, the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, and the ARD International Music Competition. She was also a winner of the Astral Artistic Services National Auditions.

Her discography includes a solo CD,1939, with violinist Benjamin Bowman and pianist Meng-Chieh Liu (Azica) and many Toronto Symphony credits, most recently their Vaughan Williams disc featuring Teng performing Flos campi (Chandos). 

Teng is a graduate of the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, and the Curtis Institute of Music.