Part of CE2 Colburn Celebrity Series 2
Lang Lang, piano
About This Performance
In 2009, when Time magazine placed Lang Lang on its list of the 100 most-influential people, Herbie Hancock described his playing as “so sensitive and so deeply human ... You hear him play, and he never ceases to touch your heart.”
Growing up in a remote province of China, the two-year-old Lang Lang saw a Tom and Jerry cartoon that features Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2; from that moment, he was determined to learn to play the piano. By the time he was 15 and had arrived at the Curtis Institute of Music to study, he already had numerous prizes under his belt. The New York Times has heralded him as “the hottest artist on the classical music planet.”
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