Winter is come. Watch your step!

A conductor of world reputation slipped on a snowy road and fell over

World-renowned British conductor Danniel Harding slipped on a frozen path and broke his right ankle in Sapporo on Tuesday, December 11.


He was in Japan for a tour of the Orchestre de Paris.


In spite of the injury, he appeared on the stage in a wheelchair at Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara in the city.


Seated in a chair, he conducted the French orchestra playing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and other works.


The audience applauded loudly.


  1. Airplane or bullet train, to Hokkaido

  2. A New Holy Land, Kamuikotan in Hokkaido

  3. A Farewell to the Tower

  4. The First Day of Drift Ice

  5. Otaru Snow Light Pass

  6. The Dawn of a New Era

  7. Sapporo Lilac Festival begins