Gengpei Li was born in 1995 in the People’s Republic of China and grew up in Shantou, a town in the Guangdong province.
The double bass has fascinated him since he was ten years old. In the autumn of 2007 he started his musical studies in pre-college at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music where later he completed the four-year Bachelor course, graduating in the summer of 2017. Currently he is studying for his Master’s degree with Professor Petru Iuga at the State Music College in Mannheim.
Gengpei has won multiple prizes at the Midrange Cup, the national Chinese double bass competition. In addition he distinguished himself at the 2012 International Bass Festival in Singapore. He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in concert halls in many Chinese cities, as well as in performances given by the Cologne College of Music and Dance.
He has been a member of the Paul Hindemith Orchestral Academy since May 2019.