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VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
Chinese pianist, teacher and musical activist Zhou Guangren was born in Hannover, Germany on 17 December 1928, and grew up and studied in Germany.
Returing to China after the end of World War II in 1945, she taught at Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music for over fifty years, becoming known as 'the soul of Chinese piano education'. She initiated and organised China's first international piano competition.
Zhou Guangren died at her home in Beijing on 7 March 2022, aged ninety-three.
Classical music news - March 2022 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month