Chinese musician and conductor Huang Feili has died at the age of 99 at his home in Beijing. He was most known for returning to communist China to help build musical institutions.
He later recorded for the Shaw Brothers for their film studios in Hong Kong in 1946, then studied at Yale University. He founded the conducting department and later conducted various ballets, including Giselle The Mermaids.
Huang rehearsed The Red Detachment of Women in 1964 during the Cultural Revolution, but did not premiere it at the Great Hall of the People and was labeled a “suspected spy.”
Huang is survived by three sons and several grandchildren.