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Chinese pianist Lang Lang: biography, personal life

The magnificent modern pianist Lang Lang was born a prodigy. This happened in the city of Shenyang (Liaoning Province), which was three hundred years ago the capital of Manchuria. By the middle of April 1982, when the future pianist came into the world, it was already a rather large financial and cultural center. Beginning of the way In his two years, the baby was lucky enough to fall in love with the piano under the influence of the American cartoon about Tom and Jerry (everyone remembers how excellent the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt) was. That is why at the age of three pianist Lang Lang began studying at the conservatory, immediately with Professor Zhu. It was 1985. And in 1987, a small pianist Lang Lang won his first victory – the first prize of the Shenyang piano competition. In 1991, the boy was accepted to study at the main conservatory of China in Beijing, where he found a new mentor, Zhao Pingguo, also a professor. In the same year, the biography of pianist Lang Lang filled up with a new and much more significant victory: he received the top prize in China’s Fifth Piano Competition. Three years later, in 1994, the conquest of Europe took place. Twelve-year-old Chinese pianist Lang Lang won the Fourth International Competition for Young Pianists in Germany. Mastery A year later, at the next stage of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, which was hosted by Japan, pianist from China Lang Lang performed Frederic Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 (with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra). At the same time, the public heard his interpretation of all twenty-four Chopin etudes. Thirteen Chinese virtuoso pianist Lang Lang conquered the whole world with his musicality, original arrangements and exceptionally noble taste. In 1997, his American life begins, as the family emigrated to Philadelphia. Engage in the young talent is now necessary in the Music Institute at the Harry Graffman, a student of Vladimir Horowitz. And success follows success. In 1999, he performs Tchaikovsky’s First Concerto with the famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra, causing great excitement from the press of the whole world. Next comes the dense concert activity. Concerts At some concerts there were almost as many listeners as the stadium could accommodate. For example, in Beijing. Over the next few years, the young man played in the best concert halls of the world: in London and Washington, Paris and Vienna. I traveled a lot in Asia and America. In 2002, he won the Leonard Bernstein Prize for his extraordinary musical talent. In a year, this young man will be named among the twenty teenagers who will change the world. In 2003, a recording was released on a CD of Grammophon Studio (Germany), which did not leave the first stage of ratings for more than forty weeks. A year later, a concert was also recorded at Carnegie Hall. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) marks the young pianist with an embassy position, after which Lang Lang actively fights against malaria in African countries. This absolutely does not interfere with his musical career. In 2006, Lang Lang received the title “Musician of the Year” after a concert in Berlin. Today Now Lang Lang is considered the brightest of the pianists in the world, performing classical music, and the most beautiful of musicians, which has been repeatedly noted by the Times magazine. In addition, the Chinese pianist was named as one of the 100 most influential people on the planet. For these few years, the repertoire has been accumulated enormous, including only piano concerts with orchestra as much as thirty-seven. There are few pianists in the world (there is only one Chinese, and this is Lang Lang) who played with all five of the most famous orchestras in the world. It would seem that wonderful pianists at the present time are just a dime a dozen, it is simply impossible to count, any major competition shows this, especially Tchaikovsky Moscow. And they all have impeccable technical skills, brought up by the Chopin etudesmusical ear. Coordination with Lang Lang is amazing. So only Svyatoslav Richter could:who played with an autograph, he performed calligraphically – Richter without interrupting his pen in Latin script, turning into a mirror writing with a single line. And Lang Lang can simultaneously give two autographs. His left hand and right hand work the same.

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