Zoe Li

Zoe Li

short bio Zoe Li--- a second year music student in Wintec. She started paying erhu (Chinese violin), when she was 6 years old. She was focus on doing the traditional Chinese music. She decided to go to New Zealand to study when she was 18 years old and she was influenced by western music including, pop, blue, jazz. long bio Zoe Li was a second year music student in wintec. As a young child growing up in Zhuozhou, China, to curb her naughty ways her mother insisted that she learn an instrument. Zoe had the choice of learning piano or erhu, and chose erhu because it reminded her of a giraffe. At the age of 15 Zoe began taking private lessons from Tao Li, and during the same year gained her Grade 10 exam for C.M.C.A (Chinese Music Cultural Arts). In 2005 she competed in Beijing’s Strings Music competition and was awarded the silver award for second place. In 2008, she was invited to play the erhu in the “Bird Nest” performance during the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games. In 2016 she met John Key and received the gold award in the World Art Festival. Alongside playing traditional Chinese folk music, Zoe has found a love for blues and jazz. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Media Arts degree, Zoe plans to continue with post-graduate study and to gain her Masters degree. In the future Zoe intends to continue performing with ensembles and as a soloist.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

folk music, when i listen to the folk music it gives me more powerful and emotional.

What is your music dream?

more people know my instrument erhu and enjoy the folk music

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?


Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Mozart, Bach