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Lang Lang is one of classical music’s megastars. At the age of five, he won the Shenyang Piano Competition and gave his first public recital. He enrolled at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music at the age of nine.

He broke on to the international music scene at the Ravinia Festival in 1999 when, through the intercession of Isaac Stern, he was asked to stand in at the last minute to perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has since made solo appearances with all the major US and European orchestras, and has worked with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti and Sir Simon Rattle.

Lang also works with musicians active in every genre, having performed with Metallica, Pharrell Williams and Herbie Hancock at the Grammy Awards. The video he made with dubstep dancer Marquese ‘Nonstop’ Scott has been seen online by millions all over the world. His Lang Lang International Music Foundation, established in 2008 and focusing on music education for children and top talent worldwide, won him an ECHO Klassik Prize in 2015.

His star status has opened doors to him at many major festivals and events; he has performed at the invitation of such world leaders as Pope Francis I, George Bush, Vladimir Putin, Kofi Anan and Prince Charles.

Lang made his first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest in January 2005 with performances of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 under the direction of Daniele Gatti. On 10 April 2013 he was one of the guest soloists, together with baritone Thomas Hampson and violinist Janine Jansen, when the orchestra and The Concertgebouw teamed up to celebrate their 125th anniversary. In March 2014, Lang Lang performed Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam and Brussels.

Lang Lang is one of classical music’s megastars. At the age of five, he won the Shenyang Piano Competition and gave his first public recital. He enrolled at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music at the age of nine.

He broke on to the international music scene at the Ravinia Festival in 1999 when, through the intercession of Isaac Stern, he was asked to stand in at the last minute to perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has since made solo appearances with all the major US and European orchestras, and has worked with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti and Sir Simon Rattle.

Lang also works with musicians active in every genre, having performed with Metallica, Pharrell Williams and Herbie Hancock at the Grammy Awards. The video he made with dubstep dancer Marquese ‘Nonstop’ Scott has been seen online by millions all over the world. His Lang Lang International Music Foundation, established in 2008 and focusing on music education for children and top talent worldwide, won him an ECHO Klassik Prize in 2015.

His star status has opened doors to him at many major festivals and events; he has performed at the invitation of such world leaders as Pope Francis I, George Bush, Vladimir Putin, Kofi Anan and Prince Charles.

Lang made his first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest in January 2005 with performances of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 under the direction of Daniele Gatti. On 10 April 2013 he was one of the guest soloists, together with baritone Thomas Hampson and violinist Janine Jansen, when the orchestra and The Concertgebouw teamed up to celebrate their 125th anniversary. In March 2014, Lang Lang performed Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam and Brussels.