Wu Yili also is known as Elaine Yi-Li Wu died on April 20, 2019.
She was a Chinese-Singaporean classical pianist.
An individual from the original of Chinese musicians, she filled in as the principal solo piano player of the China National Symphony Orchestra and orchestrated the piano backup for the Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto.
After the Cultural Revolution, she moved to the United States before settling in Singapore.
Wu Yili was rediscovered by Chinese music darlings in her seniority and turned into an online life sensation in her 80s.
In Singapore, Wu showed the piano and lived in relative neediness and lack of definition.
With the monetary help of one of her understudies, she discharged her first collection in 2008, at 78 years old.
Her second collection pursued 5 years after the fact.
The two collections were exceedingly acclaimed, and she was applauded for her expressiveness and her broad information of Chinese music.
Her second collection won the 2013 Top 10 Records honor of Guangdong Musicians’ Association.
During 2017, a video of the 87-year-old piano player playing the Butterfly Lovers ended up viral on Chinese internet-based life, and Wu was rediscovered by music sweethearts in China.
Wu Yiligave an open exhibition in Singapore that year and was respected with the World Outstanding Chinese Artist Award in June.
In 2018, she teamed up with Lü Siqing, a standout amongst China’s most prestigious musician, in another version of the Butterfly Lovers, which was communicated on China Central Television.
She passed away on April 20, 2019, at Singapore General Hospital, after he lost consciousness while attending a concert at the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall in Singapore.