Conductor arrests hit-and-run scooter rider

Conductor arrests hit-and-run scooter rider


norman lebrecht

August 07, 2017

In Shanghai a music director on a bicycle chased down a woman on a scooter who had knocked down a cyclist and was fleeing the scene.

The public-spirited citizen has been named as Liu Jian. A former conductor with the Shanghai orchestra, he now teaches at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY, is chairman of Eastwest Institute New York and professor at China’s Central Conservatory of Music.

Full story here.



  • bee says:

    He’s not former conductor of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, but Shanghai Orchestra, which forms today’s Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra