Christian Li, the 12-year-old Australian-Chinese violinist who became the youngest ever winner of the Menuhin Competitionaged just 10, has signed with Decca Classics. The label’s youngest ever signing, Li has recorded the challenging La ronde des lutins(The Dance of the Goblins) by Bazzini for his debut single, following in the footsteps of his violin heroes Maxim Vengerov and Yehudi Menuhin.

Christian Li. Photo © Jess Brohier

“I’m so excited to have signed to Decca Classics just after my 12th birthday, and to be releasing my very first recording! I love playing the violin, and really hope you enjoy listening,” Li said.

“It’s wonderful to welcome Christian to the Decca Classics family, as he follows in the footsteps of the many great international violinists we have championed throughout our label’s 90-year history,” said Executive Producer at Decca Classics, Helen Lewis. “Christian’s musicianship and technical mastery of his instrument at such a young age is truly astounding, and all of us at Decca look forward to supporting him on the exciting journey ahead.”