Zhiyong Mike Li is a Boston Based composer for films, television, and video games. As a musician, music lover, and gamer, It’s been his dream and goal to immerse himself in the world of Film and Video game scoring and production. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Film Scoring and Electronic Production & Design at Berklee College of Music.
Mike began his career by playing Chinese Flute at the age of 8. Ever since then, he has discovered spark and passion for composing and playing Chinese Flute as his career.
Upon entering Idyllwild Arts Academy for high school in 2014. Mike began studying in music composition with Dr. Mark Carson and Classical Piano with Ms. Parvati Mani. In his junior year, he was introduced to compose music for a student film project called Please. Writing music for film discovered his love of composition. By working with the director and teachers at school, the project had greatly expanded his vision that made him decided to aim for a career in Film Scoring.
Hard work pays off, the first short film project Please, got nominated as the best student film in the Hollywood International Film Festival, Won Best student film in Idyllwild International film festival, best sound editing/mixing in Stardance Youth international film festival. And nominated for best film scoring in the All American High School Film Festival.
In 2019, Mike was offered an internship with Hexany Audio LLC in Los Angeles, California. Throughout his times at Hexany, Mike entered the world of Game Audio and learned a lot about Video game workflow, Audio Implementation, and Sound Design for Video Games. He recorded Chinese Flute for various video games like Honor of Kings, Kingdom Craft, Moonlight Blade.
ZHIYONG MIKE LI
COMPOSER FOR FILM, TELEVISION & VIDEO GAMES
Relevant Working experience & Notable Credits
2016-Present Freelance Composer for Films and Television
2016 - Composer for short film “Please” directed by Shirley Sui.
2016 - Composer for student film “No Caller ID” directed by Ethan Waldenburg.
2017 - Composer for short film “Mobius” directed by Shirley Sui.
2018 - Composer for Chinese TV Series “Evil Nights 罪夜无间.”
2019 - Composer for short film "Irretrievable" directed by Tianyi Liu
2019 Game Audio Internship at Hexany Audio LLC in Los Angeles, California.
V.O. Editor, Video Capturer and sound designer for numerous Video Games (including mobile games, AAA games and Theme Park Games),
Played and recorded Chinese Flute for numerous Chinese Video Game projects (Credits include Kingdom Craft, Arena of Valor, Honor of Kings, Moonlight Blade, etc.)
Designed and produced numerous Custom KONTAKT libraries for composer’s use.
Assisting composer Matthew Earl in Orchestra Recording Session for Chinese mobile game -- Kingdom Craft (乱世王者) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Recent Honors & Performance experience
2015 Solo Composition Recital at Idyllwild Arts Academy (Idyllwild, California)
2016 Idyllwild Arts Annual Film Screening — Three Film Scorings Nominated and Screened. (Idyllwild, California)
2016 Hollywood International Film Festival — Film Scoring — “Please” by Shirley Sui Nominated for Best Student Film. (Hollywood, California)
2017 All American High School Film Festival — Film Scoring — “Please” by Shirley Sui — Nominated Best Student Film and Best Original Score. (Manhattan, New York)
2017 Performed original composition written for Chinese Flute, Cello, Piano and Chinese traditional Silhouette “ The story of Nüwa” in Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts. (Beverly Hills, California)
2017 Senior Composition Recital At Idyllwild Arts Academy. (Idyllwild, California)
2018 and 2019 Elected twice by Berklee to perform piano and Chinese Flute on Fundraiser concert in Union Church. (Boston, Massachusetts)
2019 Participated as a member of Hexany Audio at Game Developers Conference (GDC). (San Francisco, California)