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Lang Lang

Biography

Award-winning Chinese language pianist who utilized his concerts to bridge worldwide differences. His piano teacher, who was planning him for Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, believed he lacked the skill to be accepted into the college. He was known as the “globe’s ambassador from the key pad” by New Yorker journal and produced TIME’s set of the 100 Many Important People in the Globe in ’09 2009. His dad was also a specialist musician, playing the original Chinese stringed device the erhu. He performed in the 2011 White Home supper to honor Chinese language premiere Hu Jintao.

Quick Facts


Full Name Lang Lang
Date Of Birth June 14, 1982
Place Of Birth Shenyang, China
Height 1.79 m
Profession Pianist
Education Curtis Institute of Music, Central Conservatory of Music, Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music, Royal College of Music, New York University, Manhattan School of Music
Nationality Chinese
Parents Lang Guoren, Zhou Xiulan
Awards Classic Brit Award for International Artist of the Year, Bambi - Classic, Ondas Award for Music: Jury Special Mention
Nominations Classic Brit Award for Album of the Year, Classic Brit Award for Male Artist of the Year, Echo Award for Best Music DVD
Movies In Search of Mozart, The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Has collaborated with many famous conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta and Simon Rattle.
2At the age 2, a scene of "Tom and Jerry" (1965) inspired him to play piano.
3Chinese pianist, who has received numerous awards and has been seen by millions of television viewers around the globe.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny2016soloist: piano
Kung Fu Panda 32016featured soloist: piano
Scarecrow2011/IIShort music performed by
My Week with Marilyn2011musician: featured piano soloist
Lexdysia2011Short music performed by
Night Island2011Short music performed by
Chopin's Drawings2011Short music performed by
Magic Piano2011Short music performed by
Chopin to Infinity2011Short music performed by
Pl.ink!2011Short music performed by
The Flying Machine2011musical director
Fat Hamster2011Short music performed by
Paper Piano2011Short music performed by
Skrzaty Fortepianu2011Short music performed by
TV total2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lang Lang: Live in Vienna2010Video musician: piano
Nodame Kantâbire: Saishuu-gakushou - Kouhen2010piano performed by
Nodame Kantâbire: Saishuu-gakushou - Zenpen2009musician: Dubbed piano performance for Nodame
Lauras Stern und der geheimnisvolle Drache Nian2009soloist: piano
Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony2008TV Movie musician
The Painted Veil2006musician: piano soloist

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny2016"The Eternal Vow", "If Only One Second Remains"
Udo Jürgens - Mitten im Leben2014TV Movie performer: "Rondo alla Turca", "Vielen Dank für die Blumen"
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV Special performer: "One"
Sergei Polunin & Kristina Shapran2013Short performer: "Gnossienne No.1"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Diamond Jubilee Concert2012TV Special performer: "Hungarian Rhapsody #5", "Rhapsody In Blue"
The Flying Machine2011performer: "Op. 25 No. 5 Wrong Note etude", "Op. 10 No. 3 Tristesse etude", "Op. 10 No. 1 Waterfall etude", "Op. 10 No. 7 Toccato etude", "Op. 25 No. 6 Thirds etude", "Op. 25 No. 1 Aeolian Harp etude", "Op. 10 No. 9 Echo etudes", "Op. 25 No. 11 Winter Wind etudes", "Op. 25 No. 12 Ocean etudes", "Op. 10 No. 10 etude", "Op. 10 No. 12 Revolutionary etudes", "Op. 25 No. 2 The Bees etude", "Op. 10 No. 5 Black Keys etudes", "Op. 10 No. 8 Sunshine etude", "Op. 25 No. 10 Octave etude" - uncredited
Live from Lincoln Center2010TV Series 1 episode
Nodame Kantâbire: Saishuu-gakushou - Kouhen2010"Piano Concerto in G minor", "Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58"
Mendelssohn Gala aus dem Gewandhaus zu Leipzig2009TV Movie performer: "Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 25"
Forbrydelsen2007TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dudamel & Lang Lang2016Video
Mozart in the Jungle2015TV SeriesLang Lang
Live from Lincoln Center2005TV SeriesPianist

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
C à vous2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
Skavlan2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Tria332016TV SeriesHimself
Vivement dimanche2010-2015TV SeriesHimself
Maestro2015DocumentaryHimself
International Jazz Day2015Himself
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Le grand journal de Canal+2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Udo Jürgens - Mitten im Leben2014TV MovieHimself
Proms Extra2014TV SeriesHimself
The One Show: Music Festival2014TV SeriesHimself - Pianist
Sommernachtskonzert Schönbrunn2014TV SeriesHimself
Pauw & Witteman2007-2014TV SeriesHimself - Pianist / Himself
FansTang Live from the Red Carpet2014TV SeriesHimself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Performer
CNBC Meets2013TV Series documentaryHimself
¡Atención obras!2013TV SeriesHimself
Michael Parkinson: Masterclass2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
New York Philharmonic: Chinese New Year2013TV MovieHimself
Klein gegen Groß - Das unglaubliche Duell2013TV SeriesHimself - Das Klavier-Duell
Imagine2005-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2003-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2005-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guest
Kai Jiang La2012TV SeriesHimself
Kulturzeit2012TV SeriesHimself
Chopin Saved My Life2012TV Movie documentaryPianist
The Diamond Jubilee Concert2012TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Hour2011TV SeriesHimself
Lang Lang Live on Franz Liszt's 200th Birthday2011TV MovieHimself - Pianist
BBC Proms2011TV SeriesHimself - Soloist
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Pianist
Seitenblicke2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Flying Machine2011Himself
TV total2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Music Room2010TV SeriesHimself - Pianist
Ce soir (ou jamais!)2010TV SeriesHimself
Lang Lang: Live in Vienna2010VideoHimself
A Capitol Fourth2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
El club de Pizzicato2010TV SeriesHimself
Ànima2010TV SeriesHimself
Beijing2009DocumentaryHimself
BBC Proms2009TV SeriesHimself
Pianomania2009DocumentaryPianist
Les victoires de la musique classique2009TV SeriesHimself
Mendelssohn Gala aus dem Gewandhaus zu Leipzig2009TV MovieHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony2008TV MovieHimself - Piano Player
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The South Bank Show2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 20072007TV MovieHimself
Great Performances2004-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Pianist / Performer
Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L10372007DocumentaryHimself
Schuberts Forellenquintett mit Lang Lang2007TV MovieHimself
Beckmann2006TV SeriesHimself
Menschen2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Wetten, dass..?2006TV SeriesHimself
The Salzburg Festival2006Video documentaryHimself
Wolfgang wer?2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
In Search of Mozart2006DocumentaryHimself
Sesame Street2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Pianist (segment "Lang Lang")
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Live from Lincoln Center2003-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself (pianist)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Proms2009TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2006TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BambiBambi AwardsClassical Music· Jonas Kaufmann
2013Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest Music International


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