Cao Peng is a famous 90-year-old conductor based in Shanghai who says his greatest dream would be to work eight days a week. Read on and feel inadequate.
Cao is one of China’s most distinguished conductors who has worked with some of the world’s most prestigious musicians. Decades of experience have led up to his newest project, what he calls his “Orchestra of Love”. Cao conducts the 200-strong Shanghai City Orchestra during charity performances all over China for audiences including earthquake survivors and prisoners, inviting his students with autism to join the performances on stage.