In common classical musicians' thought, they always think that Mainland China violinist have all the technique they have yet lack of musicality, yet what is reflected in today’s playing was completely the opposite as he play with great intensity and was refreshing with his playing that reminds me of bit of fiddle playing technique in his Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole. However, the main highlight was his encore piece, Paganini's 24 Caprice whereby he did all the improvisation with jazz half way through and his own bowing technique which as seen above hereby he play on all 4 strings of the violin creating sort of modern bluegrass fiddling.
After the show, there was an autograph session with him and the audience outside. During my turn, I personally asked for a photo but was rejected somehow because he told me he was in bad mood.... Partially his performance wasn't up to par in his standards probably. We purposely waited for the 10 min autograph session to end then he started having photo session among the small group of audiences who also waited.
Surprisingly he was then in a cheerful mood =) (change of mood so fast =P) and started crackling jokes with us, 'Hey, you look like Michael Jackson," (in Chinese) to a teenage guy who hardly even look like MJ =.=. Yet it gave me an impression of a down to earth performer that interacts with the audiences on stage and also off stage as well. Had quite a few shots up-close with him and I felt so ‘syok’ having to meet him as in real person =D
P/S: Mr Li, we are Malaysian Chinese, not Malays la =.=ll Of course our Chinese fluent lo since majority of us spoke and learned Chinese language
P/SS: Dun compare me with Edison Cheng or Michael Jackson, I hardly have anything resembling with any of their features…. Wahlao =.=lll
Update: According to what I heard from my peers, 1 of the reasons why Li Chuan Yun was upset because of the acceptance of his interpretation on music. Somehow in the classical field itself, some musicians can be very conservative which is the opposite of been open-minded and apparently quite a number of the audiences including the MPO musicians reacted indifferently or kinda unhappy with the way he presented his number.