Lang Lang

Biography

Born: June 14, 1982; China  
The Manchurian pianist Lang Lang made a remarkable impression on the music world as a potentially great classical pianist before reaching the age of 20. He was born in Shenyang, formerly Mukden, the capital of Manchuria and now the capital of the province of Liaoning.

Lang Lang began studying piano when he was three years old at the Music College of Shenyang under professor Zhu Ya-Fen. Lang won first prize in a children's piano
Read more competition there before making his public debut at the age of five. In 1990 he won the "Fu Cheng Xian" memorial scholarship and took another first prize in the Shenyang Competition. At the age of nine he entered the China Central Music Conservatory, studying with Professor Zhao Ping-Guo. In 1993, he won the Xing Hai Cup Piano Competition in Beijing, in 1994 the Fourth International Young Pianist Competition in Germany, taking both first prize and the prize for most artistic performance, and in 1995 he won the Second Tchaikovsky International Young Pianist Competition of Japan. In September 1996, he was invited to perform at the inaugural concert of the China Symphony Orchestra with President Jiang Ze Min as guest of honor. He played recitals in China and Japan and recorded the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Moscow Philharmonic in a concert for Japan Television. In July 1996 made his New York debut at Steinway Hall, performing the complete Twenty-four Etudes of Chopin.

In 1997 he entered the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Gary Graffman. He debuted with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the 1998 - 1999 season and in the same year made his first appearance in Hong Kong, with that city's Philharmonic. In 1999 Lang made a triumphant last-minute appearance at the Ravinia Festival as a substitute for the indisposed André Watts.

August 2000 saw his first appearances at some of the major American musical festivals and venues: Wolf Trap Park with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Blossom Festival with the Cleveland Orchestra. He also performed a recital in the Seiji Ozawa Hall at the Tanglewood Festival of Massachusetts. The audiophile Telarc label recorded that event live and has released it as his debut commercial recording. It is a program designed to exhibit his diversity, including the Haydn E Major Piano Sonata in E, Hob. XVI:31, Rachmaninov's Second Piano Sonata, two short pieces by Tchaikovsky, Brahms' Six Pieces, Op. 118, and the highly difficult Islamey by Mily Balakirev. His Carnegie Hall debut in April 2001, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was sold out. Read less

Biography

Born: June 14, 1982; China  
The Manchurian pianist Lang Lang made a remarkable impression on the music world as a potentially great classical pianist before reaching the age of 20. He was born in Shenyang, formerly Mukden, the capital of Manchuria and now the capital of the province of Liaoning.

Lang Lang began studying piano when he was three years old at the Music College of Shenyang under professor Zhu Ya-Fen. Lang won first prize in a children's piano
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegretto
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegretto - Presto
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Adagio
II. Menuetto I - II
III. Allegro
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante cantabile con espressione
III. Presto
1. Moderato
2. Adagio sostenuto
3. Allegro scherzando
Introduction
Variation 1
Theme
Variation 2
Variation 3
Variation 4
Variation 5
Variation 6
Variation 7
Variation 8
Variation 9
Variation 10
Variation 11
Variation 12
Variation 13
Variation 14
Variation 15
Variation 16
Variation 17
Variation 18
Variation 19
Variation 20
Variation 21
Variation 22
Variation 23
Variation 24
1. Allegro ma non tanto
2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
3. Finale (Alla breve)
1. Allegro agitato
2. Non allegro - Lento
3. Allegro molto
3. Allegro molto
Trio élégiaque No.1 In G Minor For Piano, Violin And Cello
Trio élégiaque No.1 In G Minor For Piano, Violin And Cello
I. Andante - Allegro
II. Tema con variazioni
III. Allegro ma non troppo
I. Allegro
II. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
III. Allegro molto
No. 1 in A-Flat Major
No. 2 in F Minor
No. 3 in F Major
No. 4 in A Minor
No. 5 in E Minor
No. 6 in G-Sharp Minor
No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor
No. 8 in D-Flat Major
No. 9 in G-Flat Major
No. 10 in B Minor
No. 11 in A Minor
No. 12 in C Minor
1. Maestoso
2. Larghetto
3. Allegro vivace
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
3. Largo
4. Finale (Presto non tanto)
1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
3. Allegro Con Fuoco
1. Molto allegro con fuoco
2. Andante
3. Presto
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegro Molto
1. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
2. Adagio
3. Presto
4. Allegro
1. Missing Moon
2. Beans
3. Herdboy's Song
4. Blue Nun
7. Red Wilderness
5. Ancient Burial
6. Floating Clouds
8. Sunrain
1. Moderato
2. Adagio sostenuto
3. Allegro scherzando
Introduction
Variation 1
Theme
Variation 2
Variation 3
Variation 4
Variation 5
Variation 6
Variation 7
Variation 8
Variation 9
Variation 10
Variation 11
Variation 12
Variation 13
Variation 14
Variation 15
Variation 16
Variation 17
Variation 18
Variation 19
Variation 20
Variation 21
Variation 22
Variation 23
Variation 24
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante Cantabile
3. Allegretto
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
3. Largo
4. Finale (Presto non tanto)
1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen
2. Kuriose Geschichte
3. Hasche-Mann
4. Bittendes Kind
5. Glückes genug
6. Wichtige Begebenheit
7. Träumerei
8. Am Kamin
9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd
10. Fast zu ernst
11. Fürchtenmachen
12. Kind im Einschlummern
13. Der Dichter spricht
1. Prelude: The song of the Yellow River Boatmen
2. Ode to the Yellow River
3. The Yellow River in wrath
4. Defend the Yellow River
1. Allegro con brio
2. Largo
3. Rondo (Allegro Scherzando)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante con moto
3. Rondo (Vivace)
1. Maestoso
2. Larghetto
3. Allegro vivace
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Romance (Larghetto)
3. Rondo (Vivace)
1. Pezzo elegiaco (Moderato assai - Allegro giusto)
2. (A) Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
Var. I: L'istesso tempo
Var. II: Piů mosso
Var. III: Allegro moderato
Var. IV: L'istesso tempo
Var. V: L'istesso tempo
Var. VI: Tempo di valse
Var. VII: Allegro moderato
Var. VIII: Fuga (Allegro moderato)
Var. IX: Andante flebile, ma non tanto
Var. X: Tempo di mazurka
Var. XI: Moderato
2. (B) Variazione finale e Coda (Allegretto risoluto e con fuoco -
1. Moderato
2. Allegretto
3. Finale: Presto
1. Allegro agitato
2. Non allegro - Lento
3. Allegro molto
1. Intermezzo in A minor
2. Intermezzo in A
3. Ballade in G minor
4. Intermezzo in F minor
5. Romance in F
6. Intermezzo in E flat minor
1. Allegro ma non tanto
2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
3. Finale (Alla breve)
1. Allegro molto
2. Rondo. Moderato
Concerto For Piano & Orchestra - Movement 1 - The Smile
Concerto For Piano & Orchestra - Movement 2 - The Love
Movement 3 - The Duty
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 In C Sharp Minor, S.244 - Arr. Vladimir Horowitz
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 In C Sharp Minor, S.244 - Arr. Vladimir Horowitz


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