Lang Lang

Lang Lang is one of the most sought-after pianists of the 21st century and has proved to be both a renowned solo international artist and an ambassador for the piano. His flawless technique and sensitive musicality, combined with his flair for showmanship, place him at the centre of classical music stages worldwide. In terms of his broad popular appeal, it is his ability to artfully straddle the identities of classical virtuoso and rock-like superstar that sets him apart from the rest.

Lang Lang has given recitals and concerts on the world’s most prestigious stages, from Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall to Beijing’s 8,000-seater Great Hall of the People. He has performed as a with many major names in the classical sphere, such as collaborations with the conductors Seiji Ozawa, Mariss Janssons and Zubin Mehta.

National Public Radio's Morning Edition praised him in saying that Lang Lang has 'conquered the classical world with dazzling technique and charisma.'

Lang Lang has conquered the classical world with dazzling technique and charisma

His performances are not limited to concert halls: Lang Lang has performed at many diverse venues such as the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and with Herbie Hancock at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. Additionally, he often performs for world leaders and dignitaries, including President Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Vladimir Putin, Nicholas Sarkozy and Kofi Annan, as well as performing at Nobel Prize ceremonies.

Lang Lang has a large discography and has previously recorded for Deutsche Grammophon and Telarc. As of 2010, he has a recording contract with Sony. His Sony Chopin Album was awarded the 2013 Echo Klassik Award.

Lang Lang was appointed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as an International Goodwill Ambassador in 2004 and a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2013, an honour he says is more important than his music, because it can help children around the world in education.

According to the Berliner Zeitung: 'Lang Lang is a superb musical performer whose artistic touch is always in service of the music.'

Photo credit: Yann Orhan

Lang Lang is a superb musical performer whose artistic touch is always in service of the music.

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