Pressure point: Child soloist suffers nosebleed in concertmain
An 11 year-old Australian violinist, Christian Li, was making his debut with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra yesterday when he sprang a nosebleed.
The conductor, Benjamin Northey, stepped off the podium to wipe his nose.
You can watch the moment here.
Northey writes: Every now and again a concert comes up which truly has everything. Last night at the Myer Bowl with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra was such a concert. A world premiere of a new Australian work by Mark Holdsworth, a sensational debut by a visiting international star violinist Veriko Tchumburidze, a mind boggling MSO debut by 11 y.o. Aussie wunderkind violinist Christian Li, Calvin Bowman played Saint-Saens 3 beautifully as ever and with Mairi Nicolson broke the all time record for double-entendres in a live broadcast (it was after 9pm…). We had blood & magic all in front of 10,000+ Melburnians who love and appreciate their music and their orchestra. I might need a little lie down.