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Lang Lang

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Arguably probably the most famous Chinese pianist ever, Lang Lang has turned into a superstar for the Classical music stage, using the popularity and charisma of several leading rock musicians. A lot of his shows and interviews can be found online, and many have attracted over one million strikes. His recordings are strikes, as well, and his concerts are frequently sold-out well before schedule. Lang’s way during performance could be eccentric but exciting: he’s very animated, frequently smiles, and frequently looks from the key pad even during incredibly challenging passages. While Lang has many traditional and modern Chinese functions, he performs mainly Western repertory, using the brands Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev frequently showing up on his applications. Lang provides toured broadly throughout Asia, European countries, the U.K., U.S., and somewhere else throughout the world. He provides made many recordings, many of them obtainable from DG, Decca, Telarc, and Sony. Lang Lang was created in Shenyang, China, on June 14, 1982. His dad is really a well-known musician in China who takes on the ehru. At three, apparently inspired by way of a scrap of 1 of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies inside a Tom and Jerry toon, Lang started piano lessons with five won an area competition. In 1991 nine-year-old Lang relocated with his dad to Beijing for research in the Central Music Conservatory. Despite preliminary problems there, he advanced beneath the assistance of Zhao Ping-Guo. Lang received the 1993 Beijing-based Xing Hai Glass Piano Competition and the next year captured 1st prize in the International Competition for Small Pianists, in Ettlingen, Germany. Lang made an appearance on Japanese tv in 1995 inside a performance from the Chopin Second Concerto, using the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. At 15 (1997) he started studies in the Curtis Institute with Gary Graffman. In 1999 he debuted in the Ravinia Event in Chicago with an acclaimed overall performance from the Tchaikovsky Initial Piano Concerto. 2001 was another discovery 12 months: Lang debuted at Carnegie Hall in an application of Haydn, Schubert, Tan Dun, Schumann, Chopin, and Liszt, and continued tour to Beijing using the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also debuted afterwards that year on the Proms, in Royal Albert Hall, London. Lang’s 2003 Compact disc from the Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn initial piano concertos with Barenboim as well as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, on DG, drew very much important acclaim. Further effective recordings and concerts implemented, including his 2007 appearance on the Nobel Award ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden. Lang’s efficiency at the starting ceremonies from the 2008 Summertime Olympics in Beijing was apparently viewed by greater than a billion people. Lang made an appearance with the brand new York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall for the 2010 New Year’s Eve China Celebration. He is the writer of the autobiography, Trip of one thousand Miles; it has additionally been released as Using Soaring Keys, a edition for kids. Controversy erupted in Lang’s profession when on January 19, 2011, he made an appearance at the White colored Home and performed an set up of My Motherland, a Chinese language melody once connected with anti-American emotions. Lang graciously taken care of immediately unfavorable commentary that he meant no criticism whatever from the U.S. Among Lang’s even more acclaimed recordings is usually his 2010 Sony Compact disc/Dvd and blu-ray, Lang Lang Reside in Vienna, which features functions by Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, and Albeniz. Within the 2010s Lang provides directed squarely at mainstream viewers and it has been compensated with consistently solid album product sales. He provides released study albums specialized in Liszt (My Piano Hero), Chopin, and Mozart, in addition to thematic applications: Piano Daydreams and NY Rhapsody (both 2016). In the last mentioned album he offered as accompanist to such diverse well-known singers as substitute nation songwriter Jason Isbell and traditional jazz chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux. The entire year 2017 noticed Lang record a set of piano concertos by film composer Howard Shoreline of Lord from the Rings fame.

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Full Name Lang Lang
Height 1.79 m
Parents Lang Guoren, Zhou Xiulan
Awards Classic Brit Award for International Artist of the Year, Bambi - Classic, Ondas Award for Music: Jury Special Mention
Music Songs Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake, Oogway's Legacy, Dance of Spring, Spring Flowers in the Moonlit Night on the River, Vielen Dank für die Blumen, Yuxian: Spring Wind, Little Mermaid Suite: Straw Hat Dance, Luting: The Cowherd's Flute, Etude Op.10 No.3, Yellow River Piano Concerto: Defend the Yellow River, 1. Prelude: The Song Of The Yellow River Boatmen, Träumerei, Concerto for Piano & Orchestra "The Yellow River": 2. Ode to the Yellow River, Happy Times, At Night on the Lake Beneath the Maple Bridge, The Seasons, op. 37a: X. October: Autumn Song, The Painted Veil, Dance From Quici, Empire State Of Mind, Story of Our Town, New York Morning, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-Flat Major, S. 244 / 6, Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, KV 331: III. Rondo alla Turca - Allegretto, Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, op. 43: Variation 18, Etudes, op. 25: No. 12 in C minor, Scherzo No.3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39, Consolation No. 3 in D-Flat Major, S. 172, Poldark Prelude, Rhapsody in Blue, The Song of the Yellow River Boatmen, La campanella in G-Sharp Minor from Grandes études de Paganini, S. 141 / 3, Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
Albums New York Rhapsody, Liszt: My Piano Hero, The Chopin Album, Dragon Songs, Howard Shore: Two Concerti, Lang Lang in Paris, Lang Lang Live in Vienna, Prokofiev 3 / Bartók 2, Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 4, The Vienna Album, Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov: Piano Trios, The Magic of Lang Lang, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 / Scriabin: Etudes, Chopin: Etudes - Lang Lang, Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Lang Lang: Live At Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Dragon Songs (Simplified Metadata), Chopin, Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn: First Piano Concertos, The Mozart Album, Chopin: The Piano Concertos, Live at Carnegie Hall, Memory, Gran Turismo 5 (Original Game Soundtrack), Carte Blanche (Live), Lang Lang - Complete Recordings 2000-2009, The Best & Rarities (Asia), Lang Lang - The Romance Of Rachmaninov
Nominations Classic Brit Award for Album of the Year, Classic Brit Award for Male Artist of the Year, Echo Award for Best Music DVD
Movies In Search of Mozart, The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg


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1 Has collaborated with many famous conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta and Simon Rattle.
2 At the age 2, a scene of "Tom and Jerry" (1965) inspired him to play piano.
3 Chinese pianist, who has received numerous awards and has been seen by millions of television viewers around the globe.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny 2016 soloist: piano
Kung Fu Panda 3 2016 featured soloist: piano
Scarecrow 2011/II Short music performed by
My Week with Marilyn 2011 musician: featured piano soloist
Lexdysia 2011 Short music performed by
Night Island 2011 Short music performed by
Chopin's Drawings 2011 Short music performed by
Magic Piano 2011 Short music performed by
Chopin to Infinity 2011 Short music performed by
Pl.ink! 2011 Short music performed by
The Flying Machine 2011 musical director
Fat Hamster 2011 Short music performed by
Paper Piano 2011 Short music performed by
Skrzaty Fortepianu 2011 Short music performed by
TV total 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lang Lang: Live in Vienna 2010 Video musician: piano
Nodame Kantâbire: Saishuu-gakushou - Kouhen 2010 piano performed by
Nodame Kantâbire: Saishuu-gakushou - Zenpen 2009 musician: Dubbed piano performance for Nodame
Lauras Stern und der geheimnisvolle Drache Nian 2009 soloist: piano
Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony 2008 TV Movie musician
The Painted Veil 2006 musician: piano soloist

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny 2016 "The Eternal Vow", "If Only One Second Remains"
Udo Jürgens - Mitten im Leben 2014 TV Movie performer: "Rondo alla Turca", "Vielen Dank für die Blumen"
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special performer: "One"
Sergei Polunin & Kristina Shapran 2013 Short performer: "Gnossienne No.1"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012 TV Special performer: "Hungarian Rhapsody #5", "Rhapsody In Blue"
The Flying Machine 2011 performer: "Op. 25 No. 5 Wrong Note etude", "Op. 10 No. 3 Tristesse etude", "Op. 10 No. 1 Waterfall etude", "Op. 10 No. 7 Toccato etude", "Op. 25 No. 6 Thirds etude", "Op. 25 No. 1 Aeolian Harp etude", "Op. 10 No. 9 Echo etudes", "Op. 25 No. 11 Winter Wind etudes", "Op. 25 No. 12 Ocean etudes", "Op. 10 No. 10 etude", "Op. 10 No. 12 Revolutionary etudes", "Op. 25 No. 2 The Bees etude", "Op. 10 No. 5 Black Keys etudes", "Op. 10 No. 8 Sunshine etude", "Op. 25 No. 10 Octave etude" - uncredited
Live from Lincoln Center 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Nodame Kantâbire: Saishuu-gakushou - Kouhen 2010 "Piano Concerto in G minor", "Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58"
Mendelssohn Gala aus dem Gewandhaus zu Leipzig 2009 TV Movie performer: "Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 25"
Forbrydelsen 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dudamel & Lang Lang 2016 Video
Mozart in the Jungle 2015 TV Series Lang Lang
Live from Lincoln Center 2005 TV Series Pianist

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
C à vous 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
Skavlan 2016 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Tria33 2016 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche 2010-2015 TV Series Himself
Maestro 2015 Documentary Himself
International Jazz Day 2015 Himself
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Performer
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Udo Jürgens - Mitten im Leben 2014 TV Movie Himself
Proms Extra 2014 TV Series Himself
The One Show: Music Festival 2014 TV Series Himself - Pianist
Sommernachtskonzert Schönbrunn 2014 TV Series Himself
Pauw & Witteman 2007-2014 TV Series Himself - Pianist / Himself
FansTang Live from the Red Carpet 2014 TV Series Himself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Performer
CNBC Meets 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
¡Atención obras! 2013 TV Series Himself
Michael Parkinson: Masterclass 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
New York Philharmonic: Chinese New Year 2013 TV Movie Himself
Klein gegen Groß - Das unglaubliche Duell 2013 TV Series Himself - Das Klavier-Duell
Imagine 2005-2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 2003-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2005-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2003-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guest
Kai Jiang La 2012 TV Series Himself
Kulturzeit 2012 TV Series Himself
Chopin Saved My Life 2012 TV Movie documentary Pianist
The Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Hour 2011 TV Series Himself
Lang Lang Live on Franz Liszt's 200th Birthday 2011 TV Movie Himself - Pianist
BBC Proms 2011 TV Series Himself - Soloist
Breakfast 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Pianist
Seitenblicke 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Flying Machine 2011 Himself
TV total 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Music Room 2010 TV Series Himself - Pianist
Ce soir (ou jamais!) 2010 TV Series Himself
Lang Lang: Live in Vienna 2010 Video Himself
A Capitol Fourth 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
El club de Pizzicato 2010 TV Series Himself
Ànima 2010 TV Series Himself
Beijing 2009 Documentary Himself
BBC Proms 2009 TV Series Himself
Pianomania 2009 Documentary Pianist
Les victoires de la musique classique 2009 TV Series Himself
Mendelssohn Gala aus dem Gewandhaus zu Leipzig 2009 TV Movie Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony 2008 TV Movie Himself - Piano Player
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
The South Bank Show 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 2007 2007 TV Movie Himself
Great Performances 2004-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Pianist / Performer
Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 2007 Documentary Himself
Schuberts Forellenquintett mit Lang Lang 2007 TV Movie Himself
Beckmann 2006 TV Series Himself
Menschen 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Wetten, dass..? 2006 TV Series Himself
The Salzburg Festival 2006 Video documentary Himself
Wolfgang wer? 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
In Search of Mozart 2006 Documentary Himself
Sesame Street 2005 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Pianist (segment "Lang Lang")
The Wayne Brady Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Live from Lincoln Center 2003-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself (pianist)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Proms 2009 TV Series Himself
Wetten, dass..? 2006 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Bambi Bambi Awards Classical Music · Jonas Kaufmann
2013 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best Music International


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