Christian Li Australia, 10, Junior

Christian Li began learning violin at the age of five and studies under Dr. Robin Wilson, Head of Violin at Australian National Music Academy in Melbourne. In July 2017 Christian won 1st Prize in the violin category of the Young Artist Semper Music International Competition in Italy and was also selected to perform at Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium in NY in the American Protégé Showcase 10-year Anniversary concert. He has performed in masterclasses with Prof. Boris Kuschnir and enjoys playing chamber music.

“I am so happy to know that I was selected to take part in the Menuhin Competition. Since I am still young, I would like to treat this as a fun, exciting learning experience more than a competition. What I most look forward to is the chance to meet my heroes and favourite violin masters in person, and play in front of them. I am also looking forward to meeting and learning from the other outstanding violinists from other parts of the world, and to make life-long friends.”


14 April
10am - 10.25am
Junior First Round
17 April
12.50pm - 1.20pm
Junior Semi Final
20 April
9.10pm - 9.30pm
Junior Final


Junior First Round
  • J.S. Bach Sonata No. 4 BWV 1017, movements 1+2
  • Wieniawski Etude-Caprice, Op.18, No. 4
  • - Freestyle improvisation
  • Dvořák Selection from Romantic Pieces Op.75, Nos. 1, 2 & 3
Junior Semi Final
  • Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 1
  • Piazzolla Histoire du Tango, Café 1930
  • Wieniawski Polonaise No. 1 in D major
Junior Final
  • Jaehyuck Choi Self in Mind
  • Vivaldi The Four Seasons: Summer