Zhang Li is currently a Liuqin musician of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. She is also the Liuqin instructor of the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra.
She graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s degree, with a major in liuqin. She also minored in zhongruan and pipa. With her outstanding grades, she was the recipient of scholarships from the Conservatory for four years. Upon graduation, she joined the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, took on roles as soloist and accumulated much performance experiences. Thereafter, she joined the Singapore Chinese Orchestra in 2005.
ZhangLi participated in the Liuqin (Professional) Category of the International Chinese Instrumental Competition, where she obtained the second prize. She was appointed by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music as a member of its examination committee, and invited to participate in performances under the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival and Macau International Music Festivals. She also recorded her individual album then. She has also premiered many liquin concerto pieces in Singapore, held many ensemble concerts. In 2011, she was invited to perform for invited guests during the book launch of founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
Zhang Li has has contributed much to the Chinese orchestral music circle. From 2015, she was appointed as the Liuqin Instructor for the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra. In the same year, together with her friend, they established the New Play Chamber Orchestra, which aims to provide performing opportunities for passionate young musicians. She has been coaching the plucked string sections of Raffles Institution, Singapore Raffles Music College, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School, Nanyang Primary School and Pasir Ris Secondary School, which achieved exemplary results in the Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging Competitions. She was also the Liuqin instructor of the Chinese Orchestra Music Camp, organised by the Ministry of Education. In 2017, Zhang Li was invited to be an Adjudicator for Liuqin Competition held in China. 4 Liuqin Members from the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra participated in the competition and won 2 Silver and 2 Bronze awards.