Dr. Xinyan Li’s works have been featured at Carnegie Hall, China’s National Center for the Performing Arts, the 19th Nordic International Bassoon Symposium, Septembre musical de l'Orne, and the 44th and 45th IDRS Annual Conferences. She was invited twice as visiting composer by Aspen Music Festival, and she has been interviewed on Sweden’s national radio—Sveriges Radio, which also broadcast six of her compositions. Dr. Li has three works published by TrevCo Music Publishing, and her music has been performed by American Composers Orchestra, members of Eighth Blackbird, PRISM Quartet, and principal musicians of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Montreal, and Bergen Orchestras, as well as Orchestre National de France.
Her awards include ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, American Composers Orchestra New Music Readings, Tsang-Houei Hsu International Music Composition Award, IDRS Conference 2016 Schwob Prize in Composition, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Dr. Li received degrees from University of Missouri-Kansas City and China Conservatory of Music, and she has taught composition and music theory at New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s Very Young Composers Program and Pre-college Division of China Conservatory of Music.