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Lang Lang
The New York Times has called master pianist Lang Lang the "hottest artist on the classical music planet." He began playing the piano at age 3, and by the time he was 5, he wowed his first audience at a public recital. Lang Lang's big break came at 17, when he was called on at the last minute to fill in with the Chicago Symphony. In 2008, he mesmerized viewers across the globe with his performance at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies.

At 26, he launched the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, which nurtures young pianists.

In 2009, Lang Lang and three of his scholars, 8-year-old Anna Larsen, 8-year-old Charlie Liu and 10-year-old Derek Wang, performed Rachmaninov's "Waltz for Six Hands" on The Oprah Show

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Published on March 01, 2011

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