Shanghai Quartet’s second violinist resigns

The Shanghai Quartet, former quartet-in-residence at the University of Richmond and still a regular visitor to UR’s Modlin Arts Center, has accepted the immediate resignation of its second violinist, Yi-Wen Jiang.

Norman Lebrecht, on his Slipped Disc blog, writes that the violinist was dismissed because of “some offensive remarks he made online.” Jiang has apologized for his comments:

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