Lang Lang is a Chinese concert pianist born on June 14, 1982, in Shenyang, China. He is one of the most well-known and influential pianists of his generation. Lang Lang began studying piano at an early age and quickly gained attention for his exceptional talent. He made his international breakthrough at the age of 17 when he stepped in as a last-minute replacement at the 1999 Ravinia Festival, substituting for André Watts.
Known for his charismatic stage presence, technical brilliance, and interpretive flair, Lang Lang has become a global ambassador for classical music. He has performed with major orchestras worldwide and collaborated with many esteemed conductors and musicians. Lang Lang is particularly celebrated for his interpretations of Romantic and virtuosic repertoire, including works by composers such as Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff.
In addition to his classical performances, Lang Lang has also explored crossover projects, collaborating with artists from various genres. He has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to classical music, and his impact extends beyond the concert hall, as he is actively involved in music education and outreach programs.