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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
Lang Lang At The Royal Albert Hall
Release Date: 11/17/2014   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 308254   Number of Discs: 1
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The Mozart Album / Lang Lang
Release Date: 09/30/2014   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 308253   Number of Discs: 2
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Lang Lang At The Royal Albert Hall
Release Date: 11/17/2014   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 308255   Number of Discs: 1
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Lang Lang - Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 07/24/2012   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 001697972   Number of Discs: 12
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    Lang Lang At The Royal Albert Hall
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 308255 Release Date: 11/17/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Frédéric Chopin,  Manuel Ponce,  Ernesto Lecuona  ... 
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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    Lang Lang At The Royal Albert Hall
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 308254 Release Date: 11/17/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Frédéric Chopin,  Manuel Ponce,  Ernesto Lecuona  ... 
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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    The Mozart Album / Lang Lang
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 308253 Release Date: 09/30/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Sommernachtskonzert  2014 / Lang Lang, Eschenbach, Vienna Philharmonic
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 307097 Release Date: 08/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Franz Liszt,  Richard Strauss,  Johann Strauss Jr.
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Sommernachtskonzert 2014 / Lang Lang, Eschenbach, Vienna
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 307098 Release Date: 08/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Franz Liszt,  Richard Strauss,  Johann Strauss Jr.
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Sommernachtskonzert 2014 / Lang Lang, Eschenbach, Vienna [Blu-ray]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 307099 Release Date: 08/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Franz Liszt,  Richard Strauss,  Johann Strauss Jr.
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Schiller: Opus
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 2032202 Release Date: 04/01/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Christopher von Deylen,  Arnt von Aich,  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Schiller,  Lang Lang,  Hélčne Grimaud,  Albrecht Mayer  ... 
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    Lang Lang: The Romance Of Rachmaninov
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002003702 Release Date: 03/18/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Lang Lang,  Vadim Repin,  Mischa Maisky
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev,  Yuri Temirkanov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra,  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
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    The Highest Level - Prokofiev 3 , Bartok 2 / Lang Lang, Simon Rattle
    Label: Masterworks (Dvd)   Catalog: 377379 Release Date: 11/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    The Highest Level - Prokofiev 3 , Bartok 2 / Lang Lang, Simon Rattle [blu-ray]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 377380 Release Date: 11/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3; Bartok: Piano Concerto No 2 / Lang Lang
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 373225 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3; Bartok: Piano Concerto No 2 / Lang Lang, Rattle [Deluxe Version]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 373226 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    In2ition / 2cellos
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 540944 Release Date: 01/15/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Green,  Adam Wiles,  Malcolm Young,  Sting  ... 
    Performer:  2Cellos,  Elton John,  Steve Vai,  Dusan Kranjc  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
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    Lang Lang - The Chopin Album [2 LPs]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88725449131 Release Date: 12/11/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Lang Lang,  Oh Land
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    Lang Lang - The Chopin Album [CD & DVD]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 544960 Release Date: 10/22/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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    The Chopin Album / Lang Lang
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 548960 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Lang Lang,  Oh Land
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    Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2, Piano Sonata No 3 / Lang Lang
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001761902 Release Date: 10/02/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
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    Lang Lang - Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001697972 Release Date: 07/24/2012   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Robert Schumann,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Lang Lang,  Guo-Ren Lang,  Wu Yuxia,  Chen Shasha  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim,  Valery Gergiev,  Long Yu,  Christoph Eschenbach  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra,  Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China  ... 
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    Classical 2012
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001675702 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Georges Bizet,  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi,  Francesco Cilča  ... 
    Performer:  Lang Lang,  Andrea Bocelli,  Anna Netrebko,  Jonas Kaufmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung,  Antonio Pappano,  Marco Armiliato,  Daniele Callegari  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Fagiolini
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    Lang Lang Liszt Now [Blu-ray]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 789143 Release Date: 12/20/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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  • 21.
    Liszt Now / Lang Lang
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 789142 Release Date: 12/20/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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  • 22.
    My Week With Marilyn - Original Soundtrack
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 7983672 Release Date: 11/29/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexandre Desplat,  Conrad Pope,  Various
    Performer:  Lang Lang,  Dean Martin,  Michelle Williams,  Nat "King" Cole
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Shore: A Dangerous Method / Original Soundtrack
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 798726 Release Date: 11/21/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Howard Shore,  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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  • 24.
    Liszt - My Piano Hero / Lang Lang, Gergiev, Vienna Philharmonic
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 789141 Release Date: 10/04/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 25.
    Liszt - My Piano Hero / Lang Lang, Gergiev, Vienna Philharmonic [Deluxe Edition]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 789140 Release Date: 10/04/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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