In this video, the 12-year-old Australian-Chinese violinist Christian Li - the youngest ever winner of the Menuhin Competition - plays ‘Fisherman’s Harvest Song’, a traditional folk tune inspired by the fisherman’s harvest in the South China Sea and adapted by the contemporary Chinese composer Li Zili.
Li says: ‘I feel very connected to my heritage when I play this piece. The beautiful melody in the opening shows the Fisherman’s strong emotion after he returns to his village after spending time at sea. I love being able to share his song through the singing quality of the violin!’
The video accompanies his new CD release of the song, out now on Decca Classics.