Christian Li has been awarded the inaugural Nora Goodridge Scholarship to attend the acclaimed Keshet Eilon International String Mastercourse in Israel this year, the Music & Opera Singers Trust has announced. The rising star violinist, who made history last year when he became the youngest ever winner of the Junior First Prize at the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition in Genevaat age ten, will spend three works in Israel working with teachers from around the world, taking part in workshops, performing in concerts, and even taking part in a unique archery program designed especially for violinists.

Christian Li Christian Li at the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin Competition. Photo © Olivier Miche

“I feel deeply honoured and privileged to be awarded the Scholarship. I feel proud to have been given such a wonderful opportunity to take part in the Keshet Masterclass,” Li told Limelight. “I am so excited since I know I will meet some famous teachers and a lot of talented young musicians there. I will have the chance to watch great performances and I believe I will enjoy it.”

“I hope to attend [the] masterclasses of different teachers and hear different ideas...