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
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18 - 1. Moderato
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18 - 2. Adagio sostenuto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18 - 3. Allegro scherzando
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Introduction
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 1
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Theme
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 2
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 3
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 4
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 5
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 6
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 7
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 8
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 9
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 10
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 11
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 12
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 13
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 14
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 15
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 16
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 17
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 18
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 19
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 20
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 21
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 22
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 23
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 24
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 1. Allegro ma non tanto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 3. Finale (Alla breve)
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36 - 1. Allegro agitato
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36 - 2. Non allegro - Lento
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36 - Revised Version (1931) - 3. Allegro molto
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36 - Revised Version (1931) - 3. Allegro molto
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36 - Revised Version (1931) - 3. Allegro molto
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36 - Revised Version (1931) - 3. Allegro molto
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
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21 - 1. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21 - 2. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21 - 3. Allegro vivace
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58 - 1. Allegro maestoso
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58 - 2. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58 - 3. Largo
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58 - 4. Finale (Presto non tanto)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 3. Allegro Con Fuoco
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 In G Minor, Op.25 - 1. Molto allegro con fuoco
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 In G Minor, Op.25 - 2. Andante
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 In G Minor, Op.25 - 3. Presto
Haydn: Piano Sonata In C, Hob.XVI:50 - 1. Allegro
Haydn: Piano Sonata In C, Hob.XVI:50 - 2. Adagio
Haydn: Piano Sonata In C, Hob.XVI:50 - 3. Allegro Molto
Schubert: Fantasy In C Major, D. 760, "Wanderer" - 1. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
Schubert: Fantasy In C Major, D. 760, "Wanderer" - 2. Adagio
Schubert: Fantasy In C Major, D. 760, "Wanderer" - 3. Presto
Schubert: Fantasy In C Major, D. 760, "Wanderer" - 4. Allegro
Tan Dun: Eight Memories In Watercolour, Op.1 - 1. Missing Moon
Tan Dun: Eight Memories In Watercolour, Op.1 - 2. Beans
Tan Dun: Eight Memories In Watercolour, Op.1 - 3. Herdboy's Song
Tan Dun: Eight Memories In Watercolour, Op.1 - 4. Blue Nun
Tan Dun: Eight Memories In Watercolour, Op.1 - 7. Red Wilderness
Tan Dun: Eight Memories In Watercolour, Op.1 - 5. Ancient Burial
Tan Dun: Eight Memories In Watercolour, Op.1 - 6. Floating Clouds
Tan Dun: Eight Memories In Watercolour, Op.1 - 8. Sunrain
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18 - 1. Moderato
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18 - 2. Adagio sostenuto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18 - 3. Allegro scherzando
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Introduction
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 1
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Theme
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 2
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 3
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 4
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 5
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 6
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 7
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 8
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 9
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 10
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 11
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 12
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 13
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 14
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 15
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 16
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 17
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 18
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 19
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 20
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 21
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 22
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 23
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 24
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.10 in C major, K.330 - 1. Allegro moderato
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.10 In C Major, K.330 - 2. Andante Cantabile
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.10 in C major, K.330 - 3. Allegretto
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58 - 1. Allegro maestoso
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58 - 2. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58 - 3. Largo
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58 - 4. Finale (Presto non tanto)
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 2. Kuriose Geschichte
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 3. Hasche-Mann
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 4. Bittendes Kind
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 5. Glückes genug
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 6. Wichtige Begebenheit
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 7. Träumerei
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 8. Am Kamin
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 10. Fast zu ernst
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 11. Fürchtenmachen
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 12. Kind im Einschlummern
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 13. Der Dichter spricht
Chengzong: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra "The Yellow River" - 1. Prelude: The song of the Yellow River Boatmen
Chengzong: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra "The Yellow River" - 2. Ode to the Yellow River
Chengzong: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra "The Yellow River" - 3. The Yellow River in wrath
Chengzong: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra "The Yellow River" - 4. Defend the Yellow River
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 In C Major, Op.15 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 In C Major, Op.15 - 2. Largo
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 In C Major, Op.15 - 3. Rondo (Allegro Scherzando)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 In G, Op.58 - 1. Allegro moderato
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 In G, Op.58 - 2. Andante con moto
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 In G, Op.58 - 3. Rondo (Vivace)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21 - 1. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21 - 2. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21 - 3. Allegro vivace
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11 - 1. Allegro maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11 - 2. Romance (Larghetto)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11 - 3. Rondo (Vivace)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - 1. Pezzo elegiaco (Moderato assai - Allegro giusto)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - 2. (A) Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. I: L'istesso tempo
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. II: Piů mosso
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. III: Allegro moderato
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. IV: L'istesso tempo
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. V: L'istesso tempo
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. VI: Tempo di valse
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. VII: Allegro moderato
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. VIII: Fuga (Allegro moderato)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. IX: Andante flebile, ma non tanto
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. X: Tempo di mazurka
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. XI: Moderato
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - 2. (B) Variazione finale e Coda (Allegretto risoluto e con fuoco -
Haydn: Piano Sonata in E major, H.XVI:31 - 1. Moderato
Haydn: Piano Sonata in E major, H.XVI:31 - 2. Allegretto
Haydn: Piano Sonata in E major, H.XVI:31 - 3. Finale: Presto
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36 - 1. Allegro agitato
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36 - 2. Non allegro - Lento
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36 - Revised Version (1931) - 3. Allegro molto
Brahms: 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 - 1. Intermezzo in A minor
Brahms: 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 - 2. Intermezzo in A
Brahms: 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 - 3. Ballade in G minor
Brahms: 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 - 4. Intermezzo in F minor
Brahms: 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 - 5. Romance in F
Brahms: 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 - 6. Intermezzo in E flat minor
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 1. Allegro ma non tanto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 3. Finale (Alla breve)
Beethoven: Sonata In D Major Op.6 For Piano Four Hands - 1. Allegro molto
Beethoven: Sonata In D Major Op.6 For Piano Four Hands - 2. Rondo. Moderato
Hess: Concerto For Piano & Orchestra - Movement 1 - The Smile
Hess: Concerto For Piano & Orchestra - Movement 2 - The Love
Hess: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra - Movement 3 - The Duty


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