Lang Lang, born on June 14, 1982 in Shenhe District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, is a Chinese pianist and UN peace envoy. He graduated from Curtis Conservatory of music.
In December 1997, Lang Lang signed a contract with img agency and started his professional performance career. In August 1999, he took part in the star concert of "Lavinia Music Festival" in Chicago, USA, and performed as a substitute. In 2001, the 100th Anniversary Tour was held in the Great Hall of the people. In 2002, he won the Bernstein art achievement award. In 2003, he released his solo piano performance album "directory of Tchaikovsky / Mendelssohn Concertos". In 2005, a solo session was held in the White House. In 2006, he released his personal piano performance album the son of the Yellow River. In 2008, he won the "art Honor Award" from the American Society of sound recorders. In 2010, he won the international Mendelssohn award and became the first Chinese to win the award. In 2011, "Lang Lang live concert for the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt's birth" was held. In 2013, he participated in the 100th anniversary music season of Vienna Concert Hall and held two concerts at invitation. In the same year, he won the "all British Classical Music Award" international artist of the year award. On October 28 of the same year, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon awarded Lang Lang the title of "UN ambassador for peace" at UN headquarters in New York. In 2015, with the album "Mozart", he won the "German classical echo award ceremony" instrumental player of the Year Award (piano category). In 2016, he released his first crossover album, Rhapsody of New York. On August 27, 2017, he won the outstanding contribution award of music video of the annual grand ceremony of new songs list in Asia; on December 8, he won the annual powerful musician award of the "annual grand ceremony of the power of business star". In 2019, he won the "French victory Award" and became the first Chinese winner; in the same year, he released his personal piano performance album "Piano Book". In 2021, he will participate in the new year's concert of Jiangsu Satellite TV.
Lang Lang was born in a family full of music atmosphere in Shenhe District (formerly Dadong District), Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. Under the influence of family environment, Lang Lang had a strong interest in music at a very young age. When Lang Lang was two and a half years old, he was attracted by the Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 played by Tom cat in the cartoon cat and mouse, so he had a strong interest in the piano player's fingers, and played the basic melody on the home-made vertical piano without any teacher, from which his father Lang Guoren began to enlighten him.
When Lang Lang was 3 years old, he formally studied piano under Professor Zhu Yafen of Shenyang Conservatory of music. When he was 5 years old, he took part in the children's piano competition of the three eastern provinces for the first time and won the first prize. After the competition, he held his first solo recital. In 1989, at the age of 7, Lang Lang took part in the first Shenyang children's Piano Competition and won the first prize again. In 1991, Lang Lang stood out from more than 3000 candidates. He won the first place in the Piano Department of the primary school attached to the Central Conservatory of music and studied with Zhao Pingguo. In November 1993, Lang Lang took part in the fifth "Xinghai Cup" National Children's Piano Competition and won the first place in the second group. In 1994, he participated in the Fourth International Youth Piano Competition in etlingen, Germany at his own expense and won the champion of group A (group A under 15 years old, group B under 20 years old) and outstanding artistic achievement award.
In September 1995, he participated in the second Tchaikovsky international young musicians competition held in Sendai, Japan as a public school and won the gold medal. After returning to China, Lang Lang held a solo concert in Beijing Concert Hall. In 1996, Lang Lang was invited to cooperate with the National Symphony Orchestra of China. At the opening ceremony concert attended by then Chinese President Jiang Zemin as a guest, the 14-year-old Lang Lang was designated as a piano solo. In March 1997, Lang Lang won the first prize in the world-famous Conservatory of music in Philadelphia, USA, under the guidance of Gary Grafman. In the same year, with the introduction of Grafman, Lang Lang passed the examination, signed a contract with img performance agency, and then became a professional piano performer.
On August 14, 1999, Lang Lang, who had just turned 17, began his musical career by performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in the star concert of "Lavinia Music Festival" in Chicago, USA.
In August 2000, he participated in the "American Tanglewood Music Festival" and held a solo concert in Ozawa hall.
In 2001, he toured the Great Hall of the people to celebrate the 100th anniversary; in April, he performed "Grieg Concerto" with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra directed by temilkanov in Carnegie Hall of New York; in August, he participated in "BBC free music festival in London" and played "Rachmaninoff Piano No.3" with St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra directed by temilkanov Concerto.
In 2002, he won the Bernstein art achievement award. On July 15, 2003, he released his personal piano performance album "list of Tchaikovsky / Mendelssohn Concertos"; on July 22, he participated in the "10th anniversary celebration of Swiss welbia Music Festival"; on November 7, he held a piano recital at Carnegie Hall.
On June 27, 2004, he participated in the summer forest concert in Berlin, Germany, and performed "Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1" in cooperation with the conductor Simon Ratt; in the same year, he performed for the "100th anniversary celebration of Lavinia Music Festival".
On June 8, 2005, he participated in the "Summer Concert of meiquan palace night" held in Austria, and performed "Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1" in cooperation with Zubin meita and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; on June 12, at the invitation of the Publicity Department of Guangdong provincial Party committee and Guangdong Provincial TV station, he participated in the "Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Xian Xinghai's birth" concert and solo "Yellow River Piano Concerto" 》On June 15, he made his debut in the Golden Hall of Vienna; on September 23, he gave an opening performance for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Music season; on October 9, at the invitation of US President George W. Bush, he held a personal recital in the White House and became the first Chinese piano performer to perform in the White House; on November 11, the German presidential palace took Lang Lang Lang to the Charlottenburg palace in Germany by special plane to perform for the public Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao held a special piano recital at the presidential palace.
On June 6, 2006, he was invited to perform at the "Opening Concert of German World Cup football match" held in Munich; in August, he released his personal piano performance album "son of the Yellow River"; on August 20, he was invited to attend the "Salzburg concert for the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth" and performed Mozart's two works in cooperation with Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Pierre Bretz.
On May 11, 2007, he participated in the shooting of Phoenix Satellite TV's Music Documentary Lang Lang's song: dedicated to 2008; on June 30, he was invited to attend the "celebration of the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland" Gala party and played the "Yellow River Piano Concerto"; in July, he was invited by Prince Charles to play the "Queen's Piano Concerto"; on December 8, he was invited to play the "La Piano Concerto" at the Norwegian Nobel Prize ceremony Hermaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 and the moon in the clouds.
In February 2008, he was awarded the "art Honor Award" by the American Society of sound recorders; on February 11, he attended the "Grammy award ceremony" and performed for six minutes; on May 9, at the invitation of the Russian government, he participated in the performance of "the 61st anniversary of the victory of the European battlefield in the Second World War and the celebration of the change of Russian President"; on June 30, he was invited to play for the European Cup After that, he was invited to play the piano concerto of the Beijing Olympic Games in August.
On February 3, 2009, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn's birth, Lang Lang cooperated with the Leipzig cloth business building Orchestra of Germany, which was conducted by Ricardo Shay, to play "Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor" in Leipzig. In August, Lang Lang Lang was rated as "China's most influential 60 stars"; on October 1, he participated in the "celebration of Chinese people from all walks of life in the capital" held in Tiananmen Square On December 10, he attended the Nobel Prize ceremony again and played Chopin's farewell and Liszt's dream of love. On December 31, he was invited to perform as the solo of the new year's concert held by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin Philharmonic Hall.
On January 7, 2010, he accepted the invitation of the Polish government and played the only piano solo at the opening concert of "Chopin year" in Warsaw to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth; on April 30, he played "new Shanghai Concerto" and "song of the Yangtze River" at the opening ceremony of Shanghai World Expo; on June 2, he was again invited to perform for US President Barack Obama at the White House and played piano music "Celebration"; on June 12, he won the international Mendelssohn prize and became the first Chinese to win the prize; on October 29, he accepted the invitation of Harvard University to hold a piano master class at the Sanders theater of Harvard University.
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