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
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  • 1.
    Classical Wonderland: Classical Music for Children
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88875117112 Release Date: 05/13/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Lang Lang,  Irene Timacheff-Gabetta,  Sol Gabetta,  Igor Levit  ... 
    Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (Music from the Netflix Movie)
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88985304042 Release Date: 03/25/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Shigeru Umebayashi
    Performer:  Lang Lang,  CoCo Lee,  Jam Hsiao
    Conductor:  Shigeru Umebayashi
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    Lang Lang in Paris [Vinyl]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88875132601 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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    111: The Collector's Editions [111 CDs]
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002422702 Release Date: 12/11/2015   Number of Discs: 111
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Maurice Ravel,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  David Oistrakh,  Igor Oistrakh,  Sviatoslav Richter,  Martha Argerich  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Daniel Barenboim,  Lorin Maazel,  Franz Konwitschny  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Amadeus Quartet,  Orchestre de Paris  ... 
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    Lang Lang in Versailles (Blu-ray)
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 514693 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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    Lang Lang in Versailles (DVD)
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 514692 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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    The Vienna Album / Lang Lang
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002408902 Release Date: 11/06/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
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    Lang Lang in Paris [Deluxe Edition]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 511761 Release Date: 10/23/2015   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Unspecified
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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    Lang Lang In Paris: Chopin, Tchaikovsky
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 511758 Release Date: 10/09/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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    Carte Blanche  / Martha Argerich
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002357602 Release Date: 07/31/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Witold Lutoslawski,  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Gabriela Montero,  Martha Argerich,  Renaud Capuçon,  Julian Rachlin  ... 
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    Chopin Dance Project / Lang Lang
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 504890 Release Date: 05/26/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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    Chopin Dance Project / Lang Lang [blu-ray]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 504891 Release Date: 05/26/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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    Celloverse / 2Cellos [Vinyl]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 79301836571 Release Date: 05/04/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Steve Harris,  Marcus Mumford,  Stjepan Hauser,  Angus [Tenor Vocal] Young  ... 
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
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    111 - The Piano - Legendary Recordings
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002281002 Release Date: 04/21/2015   Number of Discs: 40
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Robert Schumann,  Frédéric Chopin,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard,  Géza Anda,  Martha Argerich,  Daniel Barenboim  ... 
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    Celloverse
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 308781 Release Date: 01/27/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Steve Harris,  Marcus Mumford,  Stjepan Hauser,  Angus [Tenor Vocal] Young  ... 
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
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    Celloverse - Deluxe Version [cd & Dvd]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 505234 Release Date: 01/27/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Steve Harris,  Marcus Mumford,  Stjepan Hauser,  Angus [Tenor Vocal] Young  ... 
    Performer:  2Cellos,  Lang Lang
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
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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 [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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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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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