LeLe

Little pianist with big dreams

Biography


Biography

"She may be small, but her mission is as big as it gets. A 7-year-old music prodigy is lifting spirits ... one positive note at a time."

- Lester Holt, American journalist and news anchor



Pianist, Lele, has been living the musician life since the age of 3. After showing her great passion and talent of music, Lele quickly gained national and international acclaims via various competitions. In 2019, at the age of 5, Lele won the 1st Place and Judge Distinction Awards in American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition in Carnegie Hall. She was also the youngest winner of 2019 Crescendo International Music Competition and 2019 Steinway Junior Piano Competition.

Lele's performances were well received by an even broader audience of various music festivals and TV shows across the country. She received a standing ovation from 3000 audience and 4 celebrities judges of America's Got Talent in Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Featured in NBC's Kelly Clarkson Show, Lele brought her piano performance and stories to millions of TV viewers. She was invited to music competitions and festivals in United Nations' Headquarter and Memorial Chapel of Union College.

While she enjoys performing at grand stages, Lele gets even more happiness and fun when playing piano in the local social center, neighborhood celebrations, benefit concerts, and fundraisers. Lele set her goal to use her music to spread love and happiness to the community and the entire world. During the pandemic, Lele partnered with a non-profit organization to deliver her soothing music to front-line medical heroes and the people in need at hospitals, senior centers, and care facilities. Lele was awarded certificates of merit from New York State Assemblyman and her school district superintendent for her dedication to the local community. Her piano talent and her stories were covered by various media outlets, including NBC News, Fox5 News, and Newsday. Recently, she started her own nonprofit Play Positive Note to lead and inspire more young musicians to giveback to our communities.

Other than a pianist, Lele is a book author/illustrator and sports athlete. She published her stories with piano with an autobiography-alike children's picture book "Lenna's Music Adventure" (the selfie above is one of the illustrations of the book). Lele loves playing tennis, and she won many golf titles in USkids and NY Junior PGA. She holds two USKids Long Island Golf Championships in 2023 and 2024.

Video


Liszt - Singing on the Water


Also singing on the piano!

Watch

Rondo! A little round.


Fog fades out. A vivacious fairy dances around!

Watch

The "hunt" for a WHOLE sonata!

Beethoven Sonata op 31 no 3 - my favorite sonata goes with a humorous name.

Watch

Oh, my Schubert.


This beautiful schubert piece really touches my heart! Hope it can touch yours.

Watch

Warm up of my recital


Dance! Run!! Fly!!!

Watch

Happy New Year!


Best wishes in 2023 with this lively piece to the people who always support and inspire me!

Watch

Goodbye Summer Tan.


Summer is almost gone. Ready for something serious and classical, like school, and this piece... ?

Watch

Party with classical music


So much fun to play (and dance) in such a beautiful holiday party. And thankfully, my loved Mozart Sonata lands me my first gig.

Watch

Carnegie Hall Return

Second Carnegie performance after placing 1st and Judge Distinction Award of American Protege.

Watch

Daughter-Father Duo


I lost count of playing solos, but that was the first time to perform with my Dad on stage at 4.


Watch
Read More

Blog


20Nov '23

Lele presented a $1000 check as a giveback to Sing For Hope (SFH), a NYC-based national known nonprofit organization harnessing the power of music to create a better world. SFH's colorful pianos decorate NYC with music notes and visual arts at the same time. Lele received this fund from Kelly Clarkson Show of her act of kindness. Now the fund, together with the love it signifies, was passed along to generate more spirit-lifting pianos and music to the people in the city as well as throughout the whole country. Music is contagious, and so is love.

20Jun '23

Do you know that more than 3 millions of American students have no music class in school, and over 30 millions of children have no books to read? I was shocked that so many kids can not experience the beauty of music from books or music instruments themselves. I want to spread the joy I got from music to all the kids who love to read. Using the proceeding of the sales of my book "Lenna's Music Adventure", I donated 50 copies of the book to "Kids Need To Read", a national non-profit organization helping the kids to get access to affordable books. I really hope these books can help more kids get a lot of fun from reading and get to know more about music.

23Dec '22

I love playing piano, and love writing and drawing too. So I authored this illustrated fiction Lenna's Music Adventure. Hope it can inspire kids to have fun with piano playing, and use it to spread joy and love to the people around. For more info, check my book site thelelebooks.com. Hope you will like it. If so, please leave me a message, or a book review.

Read More