LIKAI HE May 8, 2021 • 7:30 p.m. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Violinist Likai He began his studies on the violin at the age of four with his father Jianjun He, a music professor at Jacksonville University. Described by the Florida Times-Union as a gifted musician with a very bright future, Likai has performed extensively throughout the United States and China. As a soloist, Likai has appeared with the Jacksonville Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, Georgia Philharmonic, and the Columbus State University Philharmonic, among others. Likai has also performed at the Kennedy Center, Artist Series of Sarasota, Jacksonville Friday Musicale, and ARTCORE of Wyoming. Among Likai's awards and honors include prizes at the Jacksonville Symphony Young Artists Competition, Artist Series of Sarasota Competition, Georgia Philharmonic Young Artists Competition, Young Texas Artists Competition and Presser Award. At the age of 16, Likai was admitted to the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, studying with Sergiu Schwartz, and awarded the prestigious Woodruff Award. Likai received his Master of Music degree at Rice University Shepherd School of Music under the tutelage of Cho-Liang Lin. Currently, Likai is a doctoral student at the Shepherd School where he is the recipient of the Tudor Family Endowed Scholarship for Strings.
Co-Sponsored by the Casper Journal. Partial funding is from the Wyoming Community Foundation - Casper Area and Natrona County School District No. 1.