10-year-old Australian violinist Christian Li, who has made history at the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition in Geneva as the youngest ever winner of the Junior First Prize (taking out equal first with 11-year-old Chloe Chua from Singapore), plays – in his semi final recital at Menuhin Competition 2018 – the first movement from Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Sonata No.1 in D major, Op.12 No.1, the second movement "Café 1930" from the famous composition "Histoire du Tango" by Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla, and the Polonaise de Concert in D major, Op.4, by Henryk Wieniawski. The recital took place at the Conservatoire de musique de Genève on April 17, 2018.
Menuhin Competition 2018, Junior Semi Final
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
♪ Violin Sonata No.1 in D major, Op.12 No.1 (1797-1798)
i. Allegro con brio
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
♪ Histoire du Tango, Café 1930 (1986)
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
♪ Polonaise de Concert in D major, Op.4 (1852)
Christian Li, violin
Conservatoire de musique de Genève, April 17, 2018
Christian Li was born in Melbourne Australia in October 2007 and began violin at the age of 5 showing great interest and talent in music. Currently he is studying under Dr. Robin Wilson, Head of Violin at Australian National Music Academy. In July 2017 Christian won First Prize in the violin category of the Young Artist Semper Music International Competition in Italy and gave many solo and chamber music performances as part of the Semper Music International Festival & Summer Academy. In June 2017 Christian was selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in NY in the American Protégé Showcase 10-year Anniversary concert. Christian has also won all the local violin competitions that he participated in Australia for his age group and joined the Melbourne String Ensemble in 2015 as the youngest ever member of Intermediate group. In 2014 he won first prize in the Golden Beijing violin competition in China and in 2013 Christian was chosen for a TV commercial in China which features him playing the violin. Christian Li has made history at the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition in Geneva as the youngest ever winner of the Junior First Prize, taking out equal first with 11-year-old Chloe Chua from Singapore.
Christian Li plays Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto No.2 in G minor "L'estate / Summer" from The Le Quattro Stagioni / The Four Seasons – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Li – Menuhin Competition 2018, Closing Gala (HD 1080p)
Christian Li plays Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto No.2 in G minor "L'estate / Summer" from The Le Quattro Stagioni / The Four Seasons, & Jaehyuck Choi's "Self in Mind" – L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Christian Li – Menuhin Competition 2018, Junior Final (HD 1080p)
Christian Li plays Johann Sebastian Bach, Henryk Wieniawski & Antonín Dvořák – Menuhin Competition 2018, Junior First Round (HD 1080p)
Australian violinist Christian Li has made history at the Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition