Peixiang Li, a senior studying trumpet performance with Professor Steve Leisring, was awarded second prize in the International Trumpet Guild Orchestral Excerpts Competition held in Sydney, Australia, this past summer.
Open to students ages 25 and under, this international competition was held earlier this summer during the International Trumpet Guild Conference (the KU Trumpet Ensemble-- including Li--performed at this conference). Li was one of three finalists selected and was the first Chinese national citizen to ever be named finalist in this 30-year old competition.
Li also was one of fifteen trumpet performers at the conference selected to perform two concerts as a special guest artist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the Sydney Opera House. Li performed four works as part of the group and joined famed Australian performer James Morrison on stage.
The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 to promote communications among trumpet performers around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet. The International Trumpet Guild is World's largest organization for trumpet professionals.
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