Yushan Li started to study the violin at the age of 6 in Nanjing, China, and shifted to the viola at 14, studying in Kiev with Bogdan Denysko. In 2005, Yushan moved to Vienna to complete her formal studies with Wolfgang Klos at the University for Music, Vienna. She has performed with the Vienna Symphony and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a winner of international competitions, Yushan Li does extensive concertizing as a chamber musician, touring throughout many European countries as well as China, and performing in halls such as Musikverein & Konzerthaus Vienna.
Since 2014 Yushan Li is a member of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.