Li Yu Long

Li Yu Long was born in Heilongjiang, and started learning the erhu at the age of 6, under the tutelage of Su Deng Jian. He was admitted to the affiliated primary and secondary schools of Shenyang Conservatory of Music in 2000 and 2003 respectively, under the tutelage of Li Nai Ping. He studied in the Central Conservatory of Music in 2008 under Yan Jie Min. In 2011, he was awarded the third prize for the Hong Kong Chinese Instruments Competition – Erhu Professional Category and silver in the Beijing International Music Festival Instrumental Music Competition — Erhu Professional Category. During the university days, he learnt the banhu from Li Heng Fu, gaohu from Tian Zai Li and jinghu from Yao Li of Jingju Theater Company of Beijing. He graduated in 2012 with outstanding results and joined SCO as erhu musician in the same year.