This 11-year-old violinist’s talent is moving people to tears, and we can understand why

25 July 2019, 20:09 | Updated: 26 July 2019, 16:11

By Kyle Macdonald

Australian violinist Christian Li is something very, very special. Watch the video above to see why...

Last year, 10-year-old violinist Christian Li made history by becoming the youngest ever winner of the Menuhin Competition, sharing the first place honours in the junior finals with Chloe Chua from Singapore.

A year after his competition triumph, Christian came to the UK to perform concerts at the Gower Festival, the Harrogate International Festival and the Cheltenham Music Festival. According to reports, audience members at the Cheltenham Music Festival were moved to tears by his playing.

While he was in the country, we met with Christian in London and he played us an incredible arrangement of a Chopin Nocturne with pianist Gordon Back.

What a talent he is.

Christian is a phenomenal talent, but also a lovely, friendly young man. He told us how he loved touring London’s museums with his family (the Science Museum was his favourite).

We also treated Christian to a tour of Classic FM and popped in the studio to meet John Suchet! We can’t wait to hear more music from this incredible young player.