Lang Lang

Pianist Lang Lang named China’s first UN peace messenger

Pianist Lang Lang was designated a UN Messenger of Peace, along with 11 other prominent world figures, at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

China’s superstar pianist Lang Lang became a United Nations Messenger of Peace on Monday, a role he called more important than his music because it could help improve the lives of children around the world through education.

Tuesday, 29 October, 2013, 2:39pm 3 comments

Music is a universal language, says Lang Lang as he does Canto-pop for handover anniversary

Concert pianist Lang Lang was in Hong Kong last week for a series of events to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the handover.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A leap into the light

The challenge of interviewing classical pianist Paul Cibis lies in ferreting out a core storyline from such a multi-faceted artist: should it be the German's achievements as a solo recitalist, an accompanist, the creator of Piano Battle, his elevation of a piano tuner to the silver screen, his expertise on physical problems that plague performers, or The Story in Mind, the CD he released

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Born to play piano

Pianist Lang Lang has had a glittering classical music career. His remarkable journey, which has seen him perform everywhere from New York's Central Park to the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, began in 1982 in Shenyang.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Keys to the future

Lang Lang is a busy boy - although 'boy' is a little unfair these days: the most renowned classical music performer of his generation, more rock star than concert pianist, he is now 29 years old.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Pianist Lang Lang honoured by Prince Charles

The virtuoso pianist Lang Lang has become the youngest and the first Chinese artist given an honorary doctorate by Britain's Royal College of Music.

The 28-year-old was one of several artists honoured on Thursday at the college in London. Prince Charles presented Lang with the award.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Yesterday's report, 'HK prices a sour note for Lang Lang', on page A2 said the album deal that pianist Lang Lang signed with Sony Classical is worth HK$3 million. The deal is worth US$3 million.

28 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Win tickets

Pianist Wang Yuja is the latest sensation in the classical world, not so much because she is 'the next Li Yundi or Lang Lang', but because the 23-year-old is so impressive one US critic wrote: 'To listen to her in action is to re-examine whatever assumptions you may have had about how well the piano can actually be played.' You can catch her in action as she performs Prokofiev's Piano Conce

24 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Girl, seven, outplays 20,000 rivals to win global piano prize

A seven-year-old Hong Kong girl has outperformed 20,000 young pianists to win an international competition.

Mia Cheung Ming-nga became the youngest winner in the under-10 age group of the Schumann International Piano Competition, which is held every two years in Zeickauer, Germany.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Grammy nomination for Lang Lang

He may usually have an orchestra for company but Hong Kong's recently acquired and internationally renowned pianist, Lang Lang, will soon be joining the ranks of rock stars - at the Grammys.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Lang Lang's no-show hits a sour note

Bad news for fans expecting to be dazzled by Lang Lang (pictured) on Monday night. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department just announced the pianist has had to back out of his performance with the China Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cultural Centre on July 2, due to 'personal reasons'.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Pop flops for Lang

Despite many instrumentalists choosing to collaborate with pop artists, pianist Lang Lang remains devoted to his classical repertoire.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Beautiful but unrealistic film

If you believe that love grows slowly, this movie, with its beautiful shots of rural China and a powerful soundtrack, will touch your heart.

Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham, this is the story of an ill-matched couple who grow to love one another against the backdrop of a cholera epidemic in 1920s China.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Lang Lang will be soloist with London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will visit Hong Kong in April to give two concerts, under its principal guest conductor, Daniel Harding.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Playing a somewhat different tune

MAINLAND AND homegrown talent fuse together in a cello and piano recital given by Zhu Lin and Colleen Lee on March 17, at City Hall.

These two musicians are part of a new generation of Chinese artists who are making their mark in the international classical music scene, alongside celebrities such as the pianists Yundi Li and Lang Lang.

26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am