Chinese Arts & Music Association

Music Instructors

Cello & Bass

Zhenlun Li

Zhenlun Li is the winner of China's First National Cellist Competition. He has also served as Principal Cellist in the Beijing Symphony Orchestra and the Federal Way Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Li has been devoted to music education for more than 30 years. He was a Lecturer at Tianjin Conservatory of Music in China and a professor at the Calder Academy of Music in Northern California. He also served as an adjudicator of the Northern California Youth Competition, a consultant for the Seattle Chinese Orchestra, and the founder of the International Performing Arts (IPA). In 2002 and 2004, Mr. Li was the first to establish two Youth Cello Orchestras in San Jose, CA, and in Seattle, WA. He has arranged many popular Eastern and Western pieces for both orchestras. Since their inception, the orchestras have performed for many concerts including events at the Benaroya Hall and Meany Hall, which have received many excellent compliments from the community and media. Because of Mr. Li's success and dedication to music education, he was honored in the Dictionary of Chinese Musicians.