Pianist George Li Awarded 2017 Arthur Waser Prize

Lucerne, Switzerland, July 13, 2017, — The Arthur Waser Foundation and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra have awarded the American pianist George Li the Arthur Waser Prize. In addition to a prize money of 25,000 francs, this also includes a debut at KKL Luzern with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

George Li will performance on May 2, 2018 with Lucerne Symphony Orchestra(Photo Credit: KKL Luzern).

The prize-winning concerts will take place on May 2 and 3, 2018, as the Arthur Waser Foundation and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra shared on Thursday. The prize was awarded for the third time.

The almost 22-year-old George Li has already received various awards. In his young career, he performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony. In 2016 George Li was on stage for the first time with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra in Shanghai. His debut album is released in October.

The Arthur Waser Foundation was founded in 1999 as part of the succession of Arthur Waser as a non-profit, charitable foundation. One focus of the foundation activities is the support of extensive social projects, especially in Africa and Switzerland, as well as in the promotion of cultural and art projects in Central Switzerland.

The previous prizewinners were the cellist Edgar Moreau (2015) and the organist Sebastian Küchler-Blessing (2013). (SDA)