An Li is a national first-class kunqu performer of Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe. Trained as a young male role, Li received professional training from kunqu maestro Zheng-ren Cai, Mei-ti Yue and Zhi-gang Zhou, etc. Li was a leading role in large-scale productions such as The Peony Pavilion, The Palace of Eternal Life, The Legend of the White Snake, The Jade Hairpin and The Last Bell of the Ming Dynasty. Over the years, Li has gained multiple awards on various national occasions. In 2013, he attained the Plum Performance Prize, the highest recognition for Chinese Opera performers. Li is also the winner of the15th Shanghai Magnolia Drama Award. He came first in winning the title of “Remarkable Actor” on the 5th Kunqu Opera Art Festival.