New Jersey violinist is charged with abuse of girl, 12

New Jersey violinist is charged with abuse of girl, 12


norman lebrecht

September 25, 2021

A violin teacher at Rider University’s Westminster Choir College has been charged with sexually molesting a minor while teaching her at his home, in 2016.

Dezheng Ping, 57, of Lawrence, is also an international concert artist and concertmaster of several local orchestras.

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  • Ethan says:

    Relax people, he is from New Jersey

  • henry williams says:

    these cases never end. the only solution
    is the student has a family member or friend sitting in the same room while the
    lesson is going on

  • FrauGeigerin says:

    Charged, not found guilty. Please, let’s be serious.

    • Karl says:

      Even if found not guilty he will still be considered guilty. The accused should be allowed to remain anonymous in cases like this until found guilty by a court.

  • Westminster faculty emeritus says:

    Mr. Ping teaches at the Westminster Conservatory of Music, which is a community music school at Rider University. He is not on the faculty of Westminster Choir College.

  • Hayne says:

    If true, he’s toast…unless he’s related to the Biden family.

  • justin says:

    The article devotes more space reciting his credentials straight out of his CV (which are pretty shitty to begin with) than about the charges and reactions from the school and from authorities. Community newspaper journalism at its finest.

  • Hervé LeMansec says:

    “Charged …”
    Who are you ? Fouquier-Tinville ?