Lang Lang

Lang Lang

Lang Lang is indisputably the most celebrated pianist alive today. He is deeply esteemed in the classical music world, but his fame and recognition extend beyond classical music into the zeitgeist.

He sells out concerts all over the world, plays with top orchestras, conductors, and musicians, and has performed for many very famous people, including world leaders such as President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, and Queen Elizabeth II.

Born in China, Lang started playing piano at age 3, began studying at the Central Music Conservatory in Beijing at age 9, and by 14 had relocated to the US to study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. During his young life and early music years he won various international competitions and played many nationally significant concerts across China. Once in the US his abilities developed even more rapidly and the accolades quickly followed; he was soon receiving rave reviews for performances across the country, and by his early 20s was established as a classical music talent to

His achievements are too many to list, in brief he has sold millions of albums, topped the classical music charts, and performed all over the world including for major sporting events (the Olympics) and award ceremonies (the Grammys). In 2009 he was named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, in 2011 performed at The Last Night at the Proms, recovered from a career-threatening injury in 2017 and 2018, and in 2022 was an honoree of the Hollywood
Walk of Fame, plus he has over 20 million social media followers.

Alongside all of this fame and recognition he has remained devoted to charitable causes. Most notably the Lang Lang International Music Foundation and Keys of Inspiration, both of which are focused on inspiring and supporting future musicians. These initiatives and others are funded by Lang Lang’s foundation, and reflect Lang’s deep belief that music “heals, unites and inspires, and it makes us better people”. Lang is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and a UN Messenger of Peace.

In 2021 Lang Lang and fellow pianist wife Gina Alice Redlinger welcomed their first child into their family. Their son is a new source of musical inspiration for the couple, they intend to fill his life with the joy of music.

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