Death of ‘Chinese Menuhin’

Death of ‘Chinese Menuhin’


norman lebrecht

September 10, 2018

Sheng Zhongguo, who has died at 77, was known locally as the Chinese Menuhin after he performed the Bach double concerto with Yehudi in 1979.

He was the most successful Chinese performer of the Butterfly Lovers concerto.



  • Peter says:

    How does one establish who is the most successful Chinese performer of the butterfly lovers concerto ?

  • Liang Zhu says:

    Yuli Na was the greatest performer of the greatest work ever written. Nobody can even compare to her performance of Butterfly Lovers.

  • Thomas M says:

    He WAS the greatest interpreter of The Butterfly Lovers Concerto, whih Yu Li-Na had premiered. Far above Takako Nishizaki BTW.