Christian Li Debuts with the Macao Orchestra

10 Apr 2024

Violinist Christian Li makes his debut with  the Macao Orchestra under the baton of Lio Kuokman on Saturday 13 April 2024 at Macao’s Cultural Centre. Li will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, with the programme also featuring Stacy Garrop’s Thunderwalker and Glazunov’s The Seasons. More information and tickets are available here.

Christian captured international attention in 2018 when he became the youngest-ever winner of the Menuhin Competition, winning the joint Junior 1st Prize in Geneva where he play-conducted a movement of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Performing with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, he also received the Audience Prize and the Composer Award.

Soon after, in 2020, Christian became the youngest artist to sign with Decca Classics. His debut album featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons accompanied by works for violin and piano by Bazzini, Kreisler, Massenet and Li Zilli was released in August 2021 gathering five-star reviews. BBC Music Magazine wrote: “He brings thrilling virtuosity and myriad colours to Vivaldi’s fast movements and an exquisitely silky cantabile sound to the aria-like slow movements”.

Currently, Li is the Young Artist in Association with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for a period of three years during which he will perform a range of concertos, chamber music and recitals. 2023/24 season highlights include debuts with the RTV Slovenian Radio Symphony, Aalborg Symphony, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, return engagements with the Melbourne Symphony and Oslo Philharmonic, and recitals in Taiwan with pianist Nicola Eimer, and at the Vancouver Recital Society with Rohan de Silva.

Photo Credit: Albert Comper