Bernice Li

Harp | Piano | Violin
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About Me

Bernice started playing piano at a very young age. She continued her music studies by beginning the harp at age 11. Bernice is now a middle school student in Toronto, Canada and she is playing three instruments (piano, violin and harp) proficiently. Over the years, she has received many awards and scholarships from the regional and international musical events. Bernice has a dream of being a professional musician and touring the world through performances. To make her dream come true, Bernice is working hard on her musical instruments and music theory studies, and hopes that she can enter a famous music school in the future.

My Music Teachers

Thanks to my music teachers who inspired me not only to love music but to share music with others.

  • Teresa Suen Campbell, harp teacher

    Dr. Teresa Suen Campbell is a Toronto-based concert harpist and harp teacher who is dedicated to commissioning and performing new works written for the harp. Teresa holds a Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University. She is a versatile musician who performs solo, chamber, orchestral and operatic repertoire.

    Besides performing, Teresa is an enthusiastic educator. She maintains a vibrant studio in Oakville, and her students have won top awards in music festivals and competitions. In her free time, Teresa arranges solo music for the harp, and her journal article is being published by the American Harp Journal.

  • Vira Burmenko, violin teacher

    Vira Burmenko holds a BFA degree in Violin Performance and an MA degree in Music Composition from York University. Vira is a passionate and talented performer and educator, who is convinced of the healing power of sound, thought and language.

    Vira is also an instructor in violin performance, piano and music theory. She composes and arranges music for herself, her colleagues and students. Vira is also continuously and actively engaged in self-improvement, self-realization, in a life altering and channeling the healing energy of the sun, through teachings of a newly discovered practice - Ayat. This teaching offers applied means of healing oneself to all human beings.

  • Alex Kats, piano teacher, Mississauga School of Music
  • Irina Kapran, music theory teacher, Mississauga School of Music

I would also like to thank Professor Arash Noori, who made me believe in my dream and encouraged me to go for my musical adventure.

Testimonials

"You are a serious harpist with great focus, and I can tell you are a very good student of the harp and school! (I think!) Your playing is very, very clean and clear, with so much attention to detail. I very much like your performance..." - Nancy Allen, head of the harp department at the Juilliard School

"Your dynamic range is very impressive, I love how quiet you are able to get while still hearing each note. Beautifully phrased at the end. Wonderfully played, I very much enjoyed your performance of this well-known Celtic tune, thank you for sharing your music!" - Kristan Toczk, Adjudicator of the 2021 Toronto Kiwanis Festival

"It is a genuinely nice performance. I like how graceful and relaxed you are when playing..." - Baltazar Juarez, Adjudicator of the 2020 KPU International Music Festival

Scholarships

  • 2022 Virtual Provincial Music Festival Award. July, 2022
  • Kiwanis Club of Kingsway Humer Award. May, 2022
  • Aoyama Harp of Canada Award and Medallion to the Most Promising Performer – 12 Years & Under, 2021 KPU International Music Festival. May, 2021
  • 2021 OHS (Ontario Harp Society) Scholarship, Grade 6 Pedal Harp, May 2021
  • Aoyama Harp of Canada Award, the Most Promising Harp Student - 12 Years & Under, 2020 KPU International Music Festival. November, 2020
  • Awards

  • Young Artist’s Harp Competition Final (Washington College, Chesertown, Maryland, USA), June 21–25, 2022
  • Two Platinum Awards (harp & violin), one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze Awards (harp), 2022 Toronto Kiwanis Festival, April 2022; represents the Toronto Kiwanis Festival at the OMFA Provincial Finals for Grade 10 Harp (1st Place), June 2022
  • National Gold Medals, Level 2 and Level 6 Harp, Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), August 2021
  • Two Gold standings (harp), one Silver standing (violin), 2021 KPU International Music Festival, April & May 2021
  • One Platinum Award and three Gold Awards (harp), 2021 Toronto Kiwanis Festival, April 2021; represents the Toronto Kiwanis Festival at the OMFA Provincial Finals for Grade 6 Harp (2nd Place), June 2021
  • One Silver standing and one Gold standing (harp), 2020 KPU International Music Festival, November, 2020
  • My Online Performances