Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is on tour in Asia, performing Bach and Vivaldi with Norway’s Trondheim Soloists. On Sunday (25 May) she played a concert at Shanghai’s Oriental Arts Center, and she plans to donate the fee to earthquake disaster relief through the Red Cross. Worldwide, Red Cross and Red Crescent societies are supporting the Chinese Red Cross in providing aid to victims of the Sichuan earthquake. More than 35,000 Chinese Red Cross staff and volunteers have been working with rescue and medical teams to distribute tents, food, water, clothes and medicine.
Mutter’s tour has already moved on to Taiwan. From there she’ll fly to Seoul, Hong Kong, Osaka, and Tokyo, eventually landing back in Europe for a gig in London.