Lang Lang, born June 14th, 1982 in Shenyang, Liaoning, China, is one of the greatest pianists of our time. If one word applies to Lang Lang, to the musician, to the man, to his worldview, to those who come into contact with him, it is “inspiration”. He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages – such as the 2014 World Cup concert in Rio, with Placido Domingo, to celebrate the final game; the 56th
GRAMMY Award two years in a row, where he performed with Metallica and Pharrell Williams; the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where more than four billion people around the world viewed his performance; the Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall, or the Liszt 200th
birthday concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit which was broadcast live in more than 300 movie theaters around the United States and 200 cinemas across Europe (the first classical music cinema cast to be headlined by a solo artist).
Currently, he is signed with Sony Music Entertainment and has released multiple albums with them. These include Liszt - My Piano Hero, Lang Lang Live in Vienna, Lang Lang: The Chopin Album, Lang Lang in Paris
and his newly released album NY Rhapsody
He was also made the first New York City Cultural Tourism Ambassador
! Now, he can add Ride of Fame IT Honoree to his list of many honors!
Information Source: http://langlang.com/en