Watch 12-year-old virtuoso violinist Christian Li’s video for his second single, ‘Fisherman’s Harvest Song’, released today. ‘Fisherman’s Harvest Song’ is a traditional folk tune inspired by the fisherman’s harvest in the South China Sea and adapted by contemporary Chinese composer Li Zili. Australian-Chinese violinist Christian Li explained, “I feel very connected to my heritage when I play this piece. The beautiful melody in the opening shows the Fisherman’s strong emotion after he returns to his village after spending time at sea. I love being able to share his song through the singing quality of the violin!”
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Christian Li was born in Melbourne in 2007 and first picked up a violin aged five. He came to international attention in 2018 when he became the youngest-ever winner of the Menuhin Competition, winning the joint Junior 1st Prize in Geneva, aged only ten. Christian performed a movement from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with a professional orchestra and the video of his performance has received millions of views on YouTube.
At the age of nine Christian Li won First Prize in the violin category of the Young Artist Semper Music International Competition in Italy. He has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York in the American Protégé Showcase 10th Anniversary concert. In 2014 he won First Prize in the “Golden Beijing” violin competition in China and in 2013, aged just five, he starred in a TV commercial in China that features him playing the violin. Christian Li finds any nerves disappear once he steps out onto the stage and dreams of being a soloist with the world’s greatest orchestras.
Christian Li will release further tracks throughout 2020 to be announced soon.
Christian Li’s single ‘Fisherman’s Harvest Song’ has been digitally released.