Australia’s rising prodigy, aged 11

Australia’s rising prodigy, aged 11


norman lebrecht

August 31, 2019

The unstoppable Christian Li talks to the SMH. Watch:


  • burt says:


    What else is new?

  • Madeline Adkins says:

    I smile whenever I watch this young man. He’s the real deal!

  • Marg says:

    Looking forward to hearing him play with the Aust Brandenburg Ensemble in the near future.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Lives in Australia, sure; but he has been brought up by Asian ‘tiger’ parents who have a totally different set of expectations for their children. I’ve taught Asian kids in high school and their parents were mostly extremely hard on them. “Why didn’t you come first in the class?” was the standard question the majority of these kids heard. My spine chills when I see yet another Asian child perform because I know what’s often behind it.

    • Auer says:

      So you know his parents personally Sue? Have you consider that this kid has a passion for music? I don’t think he would go this far without it. Why not generalize about Jewish mothers? Heifetz, Milstein, Menuhin, all had demanding mothers too I bet.