SAD NEWS | Trailblazing Chinese Conductor Hang Zhongjie Has Died – Aged 97

Chinese conductor and flutist Maestro Han Zhongjie has passed away in Beijing - aged 97

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Conductor Hang Zhongjie China Cover

Chinese conductor and flutist Maestro Han Zhongjie has passed away in Beijing – aged 97.

A graduate of the China National Conservatory and the Leningrad Conservatory, he served as long-term music director of the Chinese Central Philharmonic.

Maestro Zhongjie will be remembered as the first conductor to lead a foreign tour with a Chinese orchestra, and the first Chinese native to conduct the Boston Symphony in 1980 – soon after China normalized relations with the United States.

Our condolences are with his family, friends, colleagues and students.

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