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Yundi is the youngest winner of the International Chopin Competition.
June 15, 2010 Chinese pianist Yundi Li recently shortened his stage name to "Yundi." But it may not have been necessary: The young musician has already achieved superstardom in his homeland. In this session from WNYC, he plays two Chopin nocturnes.
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March 1, 2010 All this year, NPR Music is celebrating the 200th birthday of pianist Frederic Chopin. We feature one of his impromptus, performed by pianist Yundi Li. Also on the show: a welcoming piece from Joanna Newsom's new triple-length album; the stunning arrangements of Owen Pallett; Pantha du Prince's minimal electronic music; hard-hitting soul from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings; and a cut from The White Stripes' live concert documentary.
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An 1838 painting of Frederic Chopin by Eugene Delacroix.
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February 28, 2010 What's not to love about Chopin? Perhaps even more than the works of Bach and Mozart, Chopin's music is almost universally admired — by pianists, by critics, and by people who know nothing about classical music. Hear some of NPR contributors' favorite performances of music by Chopin on the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.
December 21, 2007 Minnesota's Twin Cities area is a hotbed of excellent classical music. It's also home to American Public Media, where classical music thrives. APM's Brian Newhouse thinks these 10 new classical recordings rise to the top of the year's offerings.
May 13, 2005 In 2000, pianist Yundi Li took the gold medal at the Warsaw International Chopin Competition, becoming the first pianist in 15 years to be deemed worthy of the top prize. The young musician performs Chopin's Scherzo No. 2 in NPR's Studio 4A.
Yundi Li is the youngest pianist ever to win the prestigious International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
March 10, 2005 At 18, Yundi Li became the youngest person ever to win the prestigious International Chopin Competition. The pianist, now 22, discusses his enthusiasm for the 19th-century Polish composer.
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