The Roberto Clemente School- PS 13K is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 school. The school is located in East New York, Brooklyn. Our motto is “Raising the Bar of Excellence for All”. Our vision statement is “To prepare all children to achieve their utmost potential as pupils and caring citizens. Through collaboration amongst teachers, parents, and community member, all students will attain excellence.”
PS13K has partnered with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation®. Through this grant we opened a “Keys of Inspiration® Piano Lab”. Our grand opening occurred on October 22, 2015 where Lang Lang visited the students at PS13K. “The Keys of Inspiration® Piano Lab” is important to our students in the second, third, fourth and fifth grades because it allows them the opportunity to develop their skills in piano and theory. It is important to our administrators, teachers and school community because it allows our students the opportunity shine in the arts. Students perform pieces from their repertoire at various school concerts throughout the year. Concerts are well attended by parents, teachers and the school community.
Take a look at SinoTV’s coverage of the visit in their news report:
“The Lang Lang International Music Foundation held a cocktail reception and performance on Tuesday November 12th at 1133 Avenue of the Americas with drinks beginning at 6:30 PM. CEO Lukas Barwinski-Brown noted The Lang Lang Foundation’s mission was to ensure that all children have access to music education regardless of their background with a current reach of more than 60 schools comprising over 25,000 students across the country. Every two years a limited number of talented young people from the United States are selected by Lang Lang to participate in masterclasses, mentorship and tutelage from some of the most prominent teachers in the world. Moreover, the opportunity to perform on world renowned stages is unparalleled. Alec Baldwin emceed the evening and his commitment to music is undeniable hosting numerous Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall galas throughout the years. The indomitable Alec, who is going on his sixth child, manages to keep a packed social calendar, a fairly busy acting career and still have time for his ever-expanding family.”
Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholar Applications Now Open
Grammy-nominated, internationally-renowned pianist Lang Lang has been supporting children through music for over a decade. In support of those efforts, the Lang Lang International Music Foundation is accepting applications for its Young Scholars Program, a music education initiative designed to identify and support talented young pianists in their professional development.
Lang Lang International Music Foundation on the lookout for new scholars
The foundation, founded by Lang Lang back in 2008, is currently accepting applications for their Young Scholars Programme. The Young Scholars programme is a music education initiative designed to identify and support talented young pianists in their professional development. Every two years, Lang Lang and his teacher Gary Graffman, select a limited number of exceptionally talented young pianists from the United States to join the programme. The selected scholars receive mentorship, tutelage, unique performance opportunities, and become part of the Lang Lang Young Scholars Network.
“Friday, September 20, 2019. A beautiful almost-Autumn day, yesterday in New York, with temps in the low 70s by midday and into the mid-50s at night.
Circling back. Still looking over this past week’s calendar, this past Monday night, Friends of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation gathered in one of the towers high above Manhattan at the home of their long-time supporter, Silas Chou. The gathering was two-fold — to present the work and achievements of the Foundation, and to celebrate the recent marriage of their founder, Lang Lang, to Gina Alice who were married in a ceremony awash with orchids on June 2nd in Paris, followed by a star-studded reception at the Palace of Versailles….”
Today music education is a topic of enormous concern. Cutbacks in funding, changes in curricula and a fundamental under-estimation of the arts’ role in young people’s development have pushed opportunities to learn music out of many families’ reach. Now it is falling to musicians themselves to change matters for the better. Among a number of highly successful artists who use their popularity to promote music education, the Chinese superstar Lang Lang is leading the charge with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.
On Saturday, August 24, at a private home in Southampton, Lang Lang International Music Foundation held its second annual “Young Scholars Concert,” hosted by Christopher Burch. Lang Lang International chooses and mentors young people with extraordinary potential as musicians. Performing this year were Chelsea Guo, Maxim Lando, and Clayton Stephenson, who performed works by Gershwin, Mozart, Liszt, Schubert, Khachaturian, and Moszkowski.
Check out this FOX5NY news story on our Newark Keys of Inspiration Conference! We brought teachers from around the country to learn about the importance of music education and how to use both the Roland keyboards and group piano teaching methods in their schools!
The New York Times’ Michael Cooper analyzed Lang Lang’s piano career and talked with him about his new approach to music after being injured in 2017. Cooper and Lang Lang discuss his new album, “Piano Book”, his health, and career choices in this fascinating article on his recovery.
The Lang Lang International Music Foundation will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an Oct 10 benefit gala at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York.
World-renowned pianist Lang Lang will lead a performance featuring the foundation’s Young Scholars during the gala.
Golden Globe-winning actor Alec Baldwin will host the event, which also will feature internationally acclaimed tenor Roberto Alagna, 12-time Grammy Award nominee Ledisi and three-time Grammy Award-winner Wyclef Jean.
Pianist Lang Lang gives nearly $1M for piano education in Philly
by Kirsten A.Graham
“Philadelphia for me is a second home,” he told a rapt audience of second graders at Thomas Holme Elementary School on Friday. “I felt always very emotionally attached to the city of Philadelphia.”The children sat at state-of-the-art keyboards in the school’s brand-new piano lab, made possible by a grant from the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. The Chinese musician has invested nearly $1 million in six Philadelphia schools, equipping them with not just the pianos but funds to support them for three years. When he was a teenager, Lang studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he developed both an appreciation for cheesesteaks and hoagies and a sense of frustration that the city’s schools did not all have robust art and music programs. “I felt pretty sad,” said Lang. “Music and art should be part of the regular system.” Lang listened — and played along, enthusiastically — to a group of second graders, who only began to learn piano a few weeks ago. He clapped and cheered for their version of the first few measures of “Ode to Joy.”
Philadelphia Orchestra and two-and-a-half pianists open Carnegie season with mixed American program.
by David Wright
“The original plan had called for two superstar pianists, the classical virtuoso Lang Lang and the esteemed jazzman Chick Corea, to sit at two pianos and trade “takes” on Gershwin’s themes, and maybe shed some light on what’s classical and what’s pop about this fascinating hybrid score.A recent injury to Lang’s left hand, however, necessitated calling in reinforcements, in the person of Maxim Lando, a 14-year-old alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation who already has considerable international experience playing some of the most challenging works in the piano repertoire….”
In the crowded summertime schedule of live musical events at Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, one late August event stands out as a consistent highlight. The supremely gifted young high school age musicians of the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of Dr. Allan Dennis team up with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation Scholars to present programs of excerpts of standard piano concertos……
The Leeds International Piano Competition is very pleased to announce a new partnership with our Global Ambassador, Lang Lang, and the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.As part of the partnership, the Competition will welcome three of the Foundation’s Young Scholars to Leeds in 2018 to perform at the prestigious Howard Assembly Room as part of the inaugural Leeds Piano Festival.The partnership promises to further our efforts to inspire the next generation of pianists and music audiences, and extend opportunities both in the UK and worldwide for the very best young pianists to perform and develop their talent.
On Monday, February 6th, Lang Lang visited the High Tech Elementary Explorer Keys of Inspiration piano lab in San Diego, CA. Fifty students spent the afternoon performing and singing with Lang Lang. Students performed original compositions, and well known favortes.
We’re collaborating with Roland, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Temple University’s Office of Community Relations to bring 101 Pianists™ to Philly! Come play in a piano ensemble with Lang Lang’s 101 Pianists™at the Temple Performing Arts Center! Musicians across a range of abilities are invited to join this world-renowned artist onstage in a shared music-making event that will excite and inspire. This event is intended for students in grades K-12.
El pianista chino Lang Lang, estrella mundial de la clásica, vive siempre que puede su pasión barcelonesa. ‘La Vanguardia’ le ha acompañado entre ensayos, negocio y ocio
January 22, 2016: Keys of Inspiration™ Celebrates San Diego Piano Lab
The Unveiling of our first Keys of Inspiration™ Piano Lab in California, at High Tech Elementary Explorer in San Diego. Highlights of the event were a ribbon cutting ceremony, recitals by the young pianists in the classroom, and a performance by Young Scholar Alumni Elliot Wuu.
The Unveiling of our newest Keys of Inspiration™ at PS 13: Roberto Clemente included recitals by the young pianists in the classroom, our Young Scholars Clayton Stephenson and Maxim Lando, and Lang Lang!
October 1, 2015: 101 Pianists, Sonoma
101 Pianists™ at Sonoma State University’s Weill Hall’s Green Music Center Oct. 4: “101 Pianists” educational event and concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Weill Hall + Lawn.
October 19, 2015:
Lang Lang International Music Foundation™ Awarded in Germany
Lang Lang receives the ECHO Award for his work at the Foundation
One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence.
At a White House ceremony in July of this year, the President awarded Ms. Fleming the National Medal of Arts, America’s highest honor for an individual artist. Known as “the people’s diva” and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. Over the past few seasons, Ms. Fleming has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS.
As a musical statesman, Renée Fleming has been sought after on numerous distinguished occasions, from the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to performances in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games. In January 2009, Ms. Fleming was featured in the televised We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial concert for President Obama. In 2012, in an historic first, Ms. Fleming sang on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee Concert for HM Queen Elizabeth II. Ms. Fleming has also performed for the United States Supreme Court and, in November 2009, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic’s “Velvet Revolution” at the invitation of Václav Havel. An additional distinction was bestowed in 2008 when, breaking a precedent, Ms. Fleming became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.
In 2012, Renée Fleming added a new role to her repertoire, Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, at Baden-Baden in a new production by Philippe Arlaud, conducted by Christian Thielemann. She appeared in the title role of Arabella in a new production at the Paris Opera, conducted by Philippe Jordan. Her Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, under the baton of Constantin Trinks, was seen at the Munich Opernfestspiele. Renée began the 2012-13 season as Desdemona in Otello at the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, and broadcast around the world via the MET Opera Live in HD. 2013 will find her at Carnegie Hall and Lyric Opera of Chicago in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, playing Blanche DuBois, a role she created in the world premiere. In June of 2013, she returns to Vienna as the Countess in Strauss’s Cappriccio, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach .
Renée’s busy concert calendar this year has included galas at the San Diego Opera, Providence Performing Arts Center, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, as well as appearances with the Seattle, Vancouver, Oregon, Colorado, San Antonio, Baltimore, and Cincinnati Symphony orchestras and the Santiago Philharmonic. Renée began the 2012-13 season singing for the inaugural concerts of Christian Thielemann as principal conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden and Yannick Nézet-Séguin as Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Her 2012-13 recital schedule includes Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Quito, Bogota, Guayaquil, Paris, Geneva, London, Vienna, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Taipei. A January 2013 duo recital tour with Renée’s friend, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, includes San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palm Desert, Chicago, New York and Boston.
A four-time Grammy winner, Ms. Fleming won the 2013 Best Classical Vocal Solo Grammy Award for Poèmes (Decca, 2012), a collection of 20th-Century French music, including works composed especially for her by Henri Dutilleux. In June 2010, Decca and Mercury records released the CD Dark Hope, which features Ms. Fleming covering songs by indie-rock and pop artists. Recent DVD releases include Handel’s Rodelinda, Massenet’s Thaïs and Rossini’s Armida, a three in the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series, and Verdi’s Traviata, filmed at London’s Royal Opera House. Ms. Fleming’s 2010 DVD Renée Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg follows Ms. Fleming and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky to Russia, where they explore and perform in some of St. Petersburg’s most historic locations. In recent years, this fourteen-time Grammy nominated artist has recorded everything from Strauss’s complete Daphne to the jazz album Haunted Heart to the movie soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. She recorded Alexandre Desplat’s theme song, “Still Dream” for the soundtrack of the Dreamworks Animation feature, “Rise of the Guardians,” a major Thanksgiving 2012 release. Her recording honors range from the 2009 Echo Award for Strauss’s Four Last Songs to the Prix Maria Callas Orphée d’Or by the Académie du Disque Lyric for TDK’s DVD production of Capriccio. In February, 2012, Ms. Fleming received the Victoire d’Honneur, the highest award conveyed by the French Victoires de la Musique.
Renée Fleming’s artistry has been an inspiration to many other prominent artists, such as Chuck Close and Robert Wilson, whose portraits of her were included in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2007 fundraising auction. Two portraits of Ms. Fleming were also created by Francesco Clemente, who revealed one in Salzburg in spring 2007, with the Metropolitan Opera displaying the other in 2008. Photographic portraits include works by Brigitte Lacombe, Annie Leibovitz, and Irving Penn, among others.
Ms. Fleming is a champion of new music and has performed works by a wide range of contemporary composers, including recent compositions by Henri Dutilleux, Brad Mehldau, André Previn, and Wayne Shorter. Among her numerous awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal (2011); Sweden’s Polar Prize (2008); theChevalier de la Légion d’Honneur from the French government (2005); Honorary Membership in the Royal Academy of Music (2003); and honorary doctorates from Carnegie Mellon University (2012), the Eastman School of Music (2011) and The Juilliard School (2003), where she was also commencement speaker.
An advocate for literacy, Renée Fleming has been featured in promotional campaigns for the Association of American Publishers (Get Caught Reading), and the Magazine Publishers of America’s READ poster campaign for the American Library Association. She was honored by The New York Public Library as a “Library Lion.” Her book, The Inner Voice, was published by Viking Penguin in 2004, and released in paperback by Penguin the following year. An intimate account of her career and creative process, the book is also published in France by Fayard Editions, in the United Kingdom by Virgin Books, by Henschel Verlag in Germany, Shunjusha in Japan, and by Fantom Press in Russia.
In addition to her work on stage and in recordings, Renée Fleming has represented Rolex timepieces in print advertising since 2001. In 2008, she launched La Voce by Renée Fleming, a fragrance designed for her, with the proceeds benefiting the Metropolitan Opera. Master Chef Daniel Boulud created the dessert “La Diva Renée” (1999) in her honor, and she inspired the “Renée Fleming Iris” (2004), which has been replicated in porcelain by Boehm. Having been added to Mr. Blackwell’s best dressed list, her concert gowns have been designed by Reem Acra, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano for Dior, Douglas Hannant, Christian Lacroix, Oscar de la Renta, Angel Sanchez and Vivienne Westwood. In addition to serving as the face of opera for two public transit campaigns in New York and London, Ms. Fleming has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…, The Viewand Prairie Home Companion as “Renata Flambé,” among numerous other media outlets.
Ms. Fleming is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie HallCorporation, the Board of Sing for Hope, and the Advisory Board of the White Nights Foundation of America. In 2010, she was named the first ever Creative Consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago. She is currently curating the creation of a world-premiere opera based on the best-seller Bel Canto for Lyric Opera’s 2015-2016 season.
01 September 2020
RT @lang_lang: Im back in Beijing, preparing for Friday and my new Goldberg Variations release Sending my love https://t.co/d12OtunDMT