MD student involved in National Piano competition

MD2 student Michael Li was recently invited to participate at the annual Australian National Piano Awards in Shepparton.


This year, 11 pianists under 30 years of age were invited to participate. Winners of this award go onto national and international competitions.

The week is an intense affair and each pianist is asked to prepare a repertoire of selected pieces. Although Michael did not progress to the final rounds he was awarded with the Pam Wells prize for the best Chopin performance of the week.

Apart from his dedication to his music, Michael is a MD2 student at St Vincent’s Clinical School. His dedication to his music is also matched in his clinical studies where he has transitioned nicely into the hustle and bustle of hospital life. This is reflected in his strong performance in the end of year examinations. Michael is what you would say a “quiet achiever” and it was not until many weeks after the competition did he mention his successful week.

The achievements of Michael are reflected in many of our student stories at the Melbourne Medical School. Being comfortable on the wards or in the concert hall is second nature to Michael and reflects the high calibre students entering the MD program at the University of Melbourne to pursue their careers in medicine.

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