It was 2004 when Teng Li made a splash in the Toronto music scene by landing the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Principal Viola position at the astonishing age of 21. Teng has given recitals in Asia, Europe and North America. Davis Patrick Stearns of the Philadelphia Inquirer noted: "she... played with a sparkling freshness you usually hear in your dreams." As a chamber musician. Teng has participated many prestigious festivals, including Marlboro, Sante Fe, Caramoor, Moritzburg (Germany), Rome (Italy), and Kaposvar (Hungary). Teng currently serves on faculty at the University of Toronto and the Mount Royal University Morningside Music Bridge. Teng plays on a 1703 Amati viola, on loan from Dr.William Waters.