Quartet fires violinist over virus commentsmain
The Shanghai String Quartet, resident ensemble at the Tianjin Juilliard School’s has dismissed violinist Yi-Wen Jiang over some offensive remarks he made online.
The Quartet has posted: Effective immediately, the Shanghai Quartet has accepted the resignation of violinist Yi-Wen Jiang. We begin the search for his replacement, and we look forward to sharing the next chapter of community and music with you all soon.
Yi-Wen Jiang said: I feel deeply guilty. I will deeply reflect on all the wrong words in the past and express my deepest apologies to the people across the country.
More here (in Chinese).