China mourns leading concertmaster, 46

China mourns leading concertmaster, 46


norman lebrecht

January 24, 2023

The China Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing has made known the death of its concertmaster Cheng Zeng, apprently from an aneurysm.

He was just 46.


  • David K. Nelson says:

    I was unaware of this talented musician and from this brief evidence he sounds to have been a very very able violinist and concertmaster, with (on this video at least) some evidence that the violin available to him was not up to the demands being placed on it. Sad to think such ability died at a young age.

  • Violola says:

    Vaccine damage likely.

    • Betty Notzon says:

      Given the frequency of deaths due to vascular defects among vaccine recipients, it has to be considered. How dreadful.