PENG LI ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL


Anonymously Endowed

Peng Li joined the North Carolina Symphony as Assistant Principal Cello in the fall of 2008. He was a member of the San Antonio Symphony, as well as a substitute musician for the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and Houston Ballet. Li attended the Tanglewood Music Center in the summers of  2005 and 2006 and was principal cellist for the 2006 premiere of Elliot Carter’s opera What Next?. He also has performed with the National Repertory Orchestra and Spoleto USA.

A native of Houston,  Li received a master’s degree in music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, under the tutelage of Norman Fischer and Brinton Averil Smith. Prior to attending Rice, Li graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a bachelor’s degree. His principal teachers were Peter Stumpf and Michael Reynolds. As a chamber musician, Li has also been coached by members of the Cleveland, Muir, Concord, and Borromeo String Quartets.