Daly Li completed his Bachelor of Music (Honours) in studio pedagogy and Bachelor of Music in classical violin performance at the University of Auckland, under the tutelage of Elizabeth Holowell.
Daly is hugely passionate about orchestral and ensemble playing, having participated in the Academy of Strings, Manukau Youth Orchestra, Auckland Youth Orchestra, Manukau Symphony Orchestra and the University of Auckland School of Music Symphony Orchestra.
In 2014, Daly won the Manukau Symphony Orchestra Competition and was awarded with a scholarship. In 2015 he was awarded the Eleanor Spragg scholarship. He attended Pakuranga College where he received the Rive Cup of Excellence in Instrumental Music in 2011.