One of the city's finest and most adventurous flautists
Jiajia Li is a flutist who was born and raised in Beijing, and moved to Calgary in 2014. A classically trained musician, Jiajia’s passion for new music takes her to working with composers closely, premiering new works, and programming innovative concerts. Her recitals are not merely about baroque or contemporary music, but an exploration into presenting music in modern times. She incorporates improvisation, electronic elements, movement, staging, and sometimes inviting the audience to participate.
Jiajia’s wide interests in music have taken her on a journey from concert hall appearances with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to improvised shows with the experimental concert series, “Bug Incision”, to directing a traditional Chinese ensemble and forming her latest pop band, “Ginger Beef”. Jiajia is being praised as "one of the city's finest and most adventurous flautists”, and was the 2019 recipient of the “Stingray Classical Artist in Residency” at National Music Centre.