Lilli Jia

With only 88 keys, Lilli Xibei Jia brings soulfulness and beauty to her playing that eludes most pianists. The American-Chinese child prodigy began studying music as a toddler and winning competitions by age eight. Only months after making her international debut at the prestigious Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition as a 14-year-old, Lilli Xibei Jia appeared as a piano soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, making her one of the youngest pianists in history to ever perform with the renowned orchestra. National and international accolades and acclaim followed. Today, Lilli Xibei Jia performs at top recital halls in the U.S., China, and Europe. Continuing to learn throughout her career, Lilli Xibei Jia has been taken under the wings of many renowned musicians, such as Patricia Zander, Alexander Korsantia, and William Nabore. She has also studied in China, France, Italy, and the U.S., completing Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance at New England Conservatory and earning an Artist Diploma from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Throughout her accomplished career, Lilli Xibei Jia has garnered numerous scholarships and awards. She received special recognition from California State Senator Jack Scott for her contributions to arts education and a special citation from the mayor of Alhambra, California, for her efforts to further music education. As a diverse pianist, Lilli Xibei Jia performs as a soloist with such renowned orchestras as the Boston Pops Orchestra and the American Youth Symphony; chamber groups, such as the JACK Quartet, Borromeo Quartet, and The Callithumpian Consort. A gifted artist in classical, chamber, and contemporary music, Lilli Xibei Jia varies her style, leaving audiences in awe of her range and depth. Currently, a member of the faculty of New York University’s The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, she also serves on the piano faculty of the J. Lefton School of Performing Arts.