B I O G R A P H Y
LESI MEI has been involved in many fields - such as bioengineering and kinesiology - but piano and classical music have molded her into the person she is. In front of the keys, her background and personality manifest in dazzling virtuosity and stunning musicality.
Before moving to the US in 2009, Lesi was the first call pianist for Beijing International Orchestra. Here in the US, she has participated in festivals such as Mostly Modern Festival in Saratoga Springs, International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City, Olympiad Piano festival (Semifinalist in Concerto Competition) in Colorado Springs, and received the performance diploma from European Music Institute Vienna from Prof. Martin Hughes. Here in San Diego, California, Lesi is a force to reckon with. Lesi maintains an active career as soloist and chamber musician, performing in venues such as Athenaeum Library, Temecula's Merc Theater, the San Diego International Airport, and various libraries and community centers. She has also performed with large ensembles such as the American Modern Orchestra and La Jolla Symphony.
Besides teaching at her own studio, Lesi is very excited to join the San Diego Piano Academy as an Artist Faculty. Lesi is also known for her impeccable timing, sensible touch and the ability to bring out the best of the group whenever she collaborates with other musicians, which makes her in high demand as a collaborative pianist. Also, Lesi served on the panel for the inaugural San Diego International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Summer 2016.
Lesi holds Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from San Diego State University, CA, Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University, FL, and Bachelor of Engineering in Biological Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, CHINA.