Astonishing in her musical versatility, Qing Li brings great warmth, poise, and insight to her music making. She is the Baltimore Symphony’s Principal Second Violin and a sought-after recitalist, chamber musician, and guest concertmaster. Li is currently also a violin faculty member of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. She gives master classes throughout the American, Asian, and South American major conservatories and international festivals. Born in Beijing, China, Li began violin studies at age four with her father. At age 12, Qing Li was accepted to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and later continued her studies at Peabody on full scholarship. She currently performs on a Neopolitain instrument made by Nicolo Gagliano in 1736.