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≡ InfoLang Lang
Lang Lang inspires millions around the world with his open-hearted, emotive piano playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages. He started playing piano aged three, won the Shenyang Competition and gave his first public recital by the time he was five. He entered Beijing’s Central Music Conservatory aged nine, won 1st Prize at the Tchaikovsky International Young Musicians’ Competition and played the complete Chopin Etudes at the Beijing Concert Hall at 13. His international breakthrough came at the age of 17 in a performance of the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Lang Lang has been featured on every major TV network and in magazines worldwide. He has performed for international dignitaries and in 2013 he was designated by the Secretary General of the United Nations as a Messenger of Peace focusing on global education.
Lang Lang is a role model who has helped to encourage more than 40 million Chinese children to learn to play the piano. In 2011, Lang Lang Music World was launched, a multi-functioning arts complex in Shenzhen and Chongqing, China, where children can go to receive piano education, participate in master classes and competitions, attend concerts and purchase educational products. Lang Lang himself continues to give master classes regularly throughout the world at the invitation of the most prestigious musical institutions.
Tens of thousands of people have enjoyed Lang Lang’s performances in open air concerts in parks and venues around the globe. One of these performances was in 2008 when Lang Lang appeared at the Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert at Schönbrunn Palace with Zubin Mehta conducting.