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Very few artists can claim to have the same profound impact on the world of music as Lang Lang has had. As a pianist, educator and philanthropist, as well as an influential ambassador for the arts, Lang Lang has fully embraced new technology and innovation, leading the way in bringing classical music into the 21st century. Equally happy playing for billions of viewers at the 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Beijing or just for a few hundred children in the public schools, Lang Lang is a master of communicating through music. Gifted with unique artistic and communicative skills, Lang Lang unites excellence and accessibility unlike anyone else, and builds bridges between Eastern and Western culture.

 

 
 

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Lang Lang is a leading figure in classical music today – as a pianist, educator and philanthropist he has become one of the world’s most influential and committed ambassadors for the arts in the 21st century. Equally happy playing for billions of viewers at the 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Beijing or just for a few hundred children in the public schools, he is a master of communicating through music.

Heralded by the New York Times as “the hottest artist on the classical music planet”, Lang Lang plays sold-out concerts all over the world. He has formed ongoing collaborations with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Barenboim and Christoph Eschenbach and performs with all the world’s top orchestras. Lang Lang is known for thinking outside the box and frequently steps into different musical worlds. His performances at the GRAMMY Awards with Metallica, Pharrell Williams or jazz legend Herbie Hancock were watched by millions of viewers.

For about a decade Lang Lang has contributed to musical education worldwide. In 2008 he founded the Lang Lang International Music Foundation aimed at cultivating tomorrow’s top pianists, championing music education at the forefront of technology, and building a young audience through live music experiences. In 2013 Lang Lang was designated by the Secretary General of the United Nations as a Messenger of Peace focusing on global education.

Lang Lang started playing the piano aged three, and gave his first public recital before the age of five. He entered Beijing’s Central Music Conservatory aged nine, and won First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians at 13. He subsequently went to Philadelphia to study with legendary pianist Gary Graffman at the Curtis Institute of Music. He was seventeen when his big break came, substituting for André Watts at the Gala of the Century, playing Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach: he became an overnight sensation and the invitations started to pour in.

Lang Lang’s boundless drive to attract new audiences to classical music has brought him tremendous recognition: he was presented with the 2010 Crystal Award in Davos and was picked as one of the 250 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum. He is also the recipient of honorary doctorates from the Royal College of Music, the Manhattan School of Music and New York University. In December 2011 he was honoured with the highest prize awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and received the highest civilian honours in Germany (Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) and France (Medal of the Order of Arts and Letters). In 2016 Lang Lang was invited to the Vatican to perform for Pope Francis. He has also performed for numerous other international dignitaries, including four US presidents and monarchs from many nations.

 
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LANG LANG Tour

Date City Tickets

18 Nov 2019 Tokyo Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

20 Nov 2019 Nagoya Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

22 Nov 2019 Kawasaki Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

16 Jan 2020 Hong Kong Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

18 Jan 2020 Hong Kong Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

24 Feb 2020 Paris Orchestra de Paris

27 Feb 2020 Berlin Orchestra de Paris

1 Mar 2020 Wiesbaden Recital - Kurhaus

5 Mar 2020 Leipzig Recital - St. Thomas Church

9 Mar 2020 Wuppertal Recital - Kurhaus

13 Mar 2020 Freiburg Recital - Konzerthaus

17 Mar 2020 Vienna Recital - Wiener Konzerthaus

21 Mar 2020 Barcelona Recital - Palau de la Música Catalana

25 Mar 2020 Zaragoza Recital - Auditorio de Zaragoza

2 Apr 2020 Luxembourg Recital - Philharmonie Luxembourg

6 Apr 2020 London Recital - Barbican

10 Apr 2020 Interlaken Interlaken Classics Music Festival

15 Apr 2020 Milan Recital - Teatro alla Scala

19 Apr 2020 Amsterdam Recital - Concertgebouw

26 Apr 2020 Los Angeles Recital - Walt Disney Concert Hall

3 May 2020 Stanford Recital - Bing Concert Hall

7 May 2020 New York Recital - Carnegie Hall

11 May 2020 Miami Recital - Knight Concert Hall

15 May 2020 Chapel Hill Recital - Memorial Hall

19 May 2020 Toronto Recital - Roy Thompson Hall

23 May 2020 Washington DC Recital - Kennedy Center

29 May 2020 Montreal Recital - Maison Symphonique