Among among certain classical music cognoscenti, few statements will probably cause one to lose more cred than saying this: “I love Lang Lang.”
I spent a few days in Caracas, Venezuela performed with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. I was quite amazed by the music educational project and had a great time with all those young musicians.
By Marcia Adair, LA Times
BERLIN — In a hotel in the embassy-heavy streets in the city's center, Lang Lang sits on a bright red couch, a modestly daring complement to the room's elaborate Bauhaus paneling. He has just come from a conference in Cannes where he gave a speech to the who's who of the music biz about classical music, social media and building music schools in China.
Lang Lang performed on the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s 125th Anniversary concert in Amsterdam tonight, under the baton of Mariss Jansons, along with violinist Janine Jansen and baritone Thomas Hampson. After the concert, met with the Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Crown Prince Willem-Alexander.
Lang Lang recently presented two distinguished awards to Julio Iglesias in Beijing: 1. Most Popular International Artist of All-Time in China; 2. Guiness World Records, Best-selling Male Latin Artist.
Top picture: With Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Lukas Barwinski, Executive Director of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and Alfredo Gangotena, Chief Marketing Officer for MasterCard.
Bottom picture: With two legends of opera, Jessye Norman and Marilyn Horne
This past weekend, Lang Lang took a break from his recent tour in Munich, Germany to visit his favorite FC club, Bayern. While visiting with the team, Lang Lang praised "I think they'll play an incredible season". Click here for a video report of Lang Lang hanging out the team.
Watch Lang Lang's new video for Ocean Etude (ft. Marquese) off the new Chopin Album!
I will be performing on the CCTV Chinese New Year Grand Variety Show on the night of Feb. 9th, hope to see you all. Wish you all a prospective Year of Snake!