Popularly known as Yundi, the Chinese classical pianist Li Yundi (李云迪) is best known for being the youngest pianist to win the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition, in 2000, at the age of 18.
Born to a family of non-musicians, Yundi mastered the accordion by the age of four and began studying piano at the age of seven.
Yundi has since received top awards at various competitions.
The diligent pianist is generally shy and has avoided rumors of affairs, until in late 2012, his name was romantically linked with Mando-pop singer Wang Lee-hom (王力宏).
Netizens painted them as having a “brokeback” relationship, as the pair constantly uploaded photos of themselves meeting up for dinner gatherings. They pair was also seen going to the cinema together.
Yundi obtained Hong Kong residency in November 2006 under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme, among the first batch of people to do so.