The Pavilion of Holiday Trees is now live!

This holiday season, we’re reaching out to let you know about an exciting win-win way to support our Foundation. We’ve decorated a special holiday tree which you can bid on in an online auction.  One hundred percent of the proceeds from the winning bid will benefit Lang Lang  International Music Foundation.

Our tree along with 35 other arts organization creations will be on display at South Coast Plaza’s open air “Pavilion of Holiday Trees” from November 14 to December 4. We invite you to visit the Pavilion of Holiday Trees and/or consider bidding online for our tree.  The tree will be delivered to the highest bidder in time for your holiday celebration.

 As you may know, the pandemic has had a tremendous impact on arts institutions this year. Join hands with us in lifting up the arts so we, in turn, can lift up others during a time of great need. Our holiday tree will be on view at South Coast Plaza and available to bid on at  SCParts.givesmart.com  beginning November 14.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support!

Event Official Page
https://www.southcoastplaza.com/holidaytrees/
Auction Main Page
SCParts.givesmart.com
Direct link to OUR tree
https://e.givesmart.com/events/jfw/i/_Auction/cgHb/
Direct link to donate
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Reaching Dreams Through Music

We’re hosting our biggest virtual concert yet! Lang Lang & Friends: Reaching Dreams Through Music will premiere on Saturday, 12/12 at 3 PM EST!

Featuring special appearances by Lang Lang and his wife, Gina Alice, Jon Batiste, Misty Copeland, Renee Fleming, Ron Howard, Wyclef Jean, Diana Krall, and Sam Smith!

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City will also be making an appearance, along with the LLIMF Young Scholars and Junior Music Camp Music Ambassadors.

Join us, and discover the ways music has shaped the childhood and lives of our featured artists as they perform the songs that have impacted their lives, shaped their careers, and hold deep meaning and personal significance to them.

Lang Lang and Young Scholars Steinway Concert Series-12th November

Its been a pleasure to be back to Steinway Hall, New York City, for our Steinway Young Scholars Concert Series. On November 12th, our Young Scholars Alumni Maxim Lando and Elliot Wuu put on excellent performances for our guests. We are also happy to have announced, and launch of our International Patrons Circle program with our guests that night.

We want to thank you for those who have attended the concert. Special thanks to our Board of director and host  Alec Baldwin  and Steinway & Sons. And our sincere gratitude to our board of directors who have attended the concert in support of the foundation, Chris Burch, Christy Cressey, David Hryck, and Kyle Wool.

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Young Scholars 2018-2020 Graduation Concert

Lang Lang International Music Foundation® gathered friends and guests at Carnegie Hall On January 16th to celebrate the second Young Scholars Graduation Concert, held in the Weill Recital Hall. The graduation performance marked the culmination of the Young Scholars two years term under the tutelage of LLIMF.  The past two years the scholars have participated in many other music festival and concerts all over the world, and we truly hope that they will continue to see them grow and shine as an artist.
Five of the nine graduating Young Scholars, Aliya Alsafa, Jeffrey Chin, Jasper Heymann, Avik Sarkar and Shuheng Zhang, displayed their talents and passions by performing mesmerizing selections from Chopin, Liszt and Beethoven for a captivated audience.
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The South Haven Performance Series

Friday October 4 – Aliya Alsafa and Jeffrey Chin

The October 4 concert will feature Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholars, Aliya Alsafa and Jeffrey Chin. Thirteen year old Aliya Alsafa began studying piano at the age of four at the Music Institute of Chicago and currently attends the Juilliard pre-college program as a student of Prof. Matti Raekallio. She won First Prize in numerous piano competitions including the Emilio Del Rosario Concerto Competition. Jeffrey Chin is 16 years old and attends the Juilliard School as a Pre-College student of Hung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone. At age 11, he won the Denver Steinway Piano Concerto Competition (Middle School Division) and was invited to perform Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

www.southhavenperformanceseries.org/2019/02/20/friday-october-4-aliya-alsafa-jeffrey-chin

The Gilmore – Rising Stars Series | Aliya Alsafa & Jeffrey Chin

The Gilmore is the first US music festival to partner with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation to present talented Lang Lang Young Scholars. This season we will enjoy performances from Aliya Alsafa, who studies in the pre-college division of The Juilliard School, and Jeffrey Chin, who is beginning his undergraduate studies this fall at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

www.thegilmore.org/event/aliya-alsafa-jeffrey-chin-10-06-2019/?fbclid=IwAR1sK1QFY1HTmo2ht8_0us_vL2CWJMZZIhJj61ZQA4jttWLQrFVKAq-o8I0

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Lang Lang and Young Scholars Steinway Concert Series-16th September

On Monday September 16th, 2019, Lang Lang was joined by Young Scholars Aliya Alsafa and Maxim Lando for a private concert at the home of Celia and Silas Chou. It was a spectacular evening, with performances ranging from Mendelssohn to Debussy.

Among the nearly 100 guests were Lang Lang International Music Foundation® board members David Hryck, Kyle M. Wool, and Shirley Young. This special private evening was also attended by Lang Lang’s teacher, Gary Graffman, Jenny and John Paulson, Judith Ann Corronte and her husband Wim, Kyle Haug, Véronique Bich, Noreen and Ken Buckfire,  Joan Hardy Clark, Misty Copeland, Suzi Cordish, Karon Cullen, Marie de Foucaud, Tiffany Dubin with her daughter Tatiana, Susan Gutfreund, Cathy Hardwick, Grace Hightower, Jeff Hirsch with his very pregnant wife Danielle, Coco and Arie Kopelman, Maria Eugenia Maury and Bill Haseltine, Patricia Underwood Moynihan, Dailey, Gordon Pattee, Sana Sabbagh, Dame Jillian Sackler, Fred Seegal, Daisy Soros, Agnes and Oscar L. Tang, Barbara and Donald Tober, Lulu C. Wang, Jackie Weld Drake, and Victoria Wyman, and Jason Wu with his husband, Gustavo Rangel.

Special thanks to our wonderful host Celia and Silas Chou for making this event possible, and to Steinway & Sons for sponsoring our Young Scholar Concert Series.

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Young Scholar Alumni Garden Concert

On Saturday night, we enjoyed a lovely evening garden concert performed by our Young Scholar Alumni Chelsea Guo, Maxim Lando and Clayton Stephenson in Southampton, NY. Special thanks to our Board Director Chris Burch, for hosting such a wonderful night.

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Maxim Lando at Kennedy Center

We are so proud of our Young Scholar Alumni Maxim Lando on his musical career. Don’t miss your chance to see him perform at the Kennedy Center on October 28, 2019.

All the information about the tickets please click here>>

PROGRAM
Kapustin:
Concert Etude, Op. 40 no. 3, “Toccatina”
Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Scriabin: Prelude in B Major, Op. 11 no. 11
Lyapunov: Transcendental Etude no. 2, “Ronde des Fantômes”
Medtner: Fairy Tale, Op. 51 no. 3
Scriabin: Etude in D-sharp Minor, Op. 8 no. 12
Liszt: Transcendental Etudes, S. 139

Performance Timing: Part One – 36 min.; Inermission – 15 min.; Part Two – 60 min.

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Maxim Lando at Carnegie Hall

We are so proud of our Young Scholar Alumni Maxim Lando on his musical career. Don’t miss your chance to see him perform at Carnegie Hall on November 7, 2019.

All the information about the tickets please click here>>

Program:

Kapustin: Concert Etude, Op. 40 no. 3, “Toccatina”
Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Scriabin: Prelude in B Major, Op. 11 no. 11
Lyapunov: Transcendental Etude no. 2, “Ronde des Fantômes”
Medtner: Fairy Tale, Op. 51 no. 3
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in E-flat Major, Op. 23 no. 9
Scriabin: Etude in D-sharp Minor, Op. 8 no. 12
Liszt: Transcendental Etudes, S. 139

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Keys Of Inspiration® Conference 2019

On August 30-31, 2019, we brought teachers from across the nation to Newark’s First Avenue Elementary School for our 4th annual Keys of Inspiration® Conference.

Our KOI teachers heard from Dr. Sean Hutchins, Director of Research, and Dr. Janet Lopinski, Senior Director of Academic Programs, from The Royal Conservatory of Music  (TRCM) on the impact of early childhood music education, and the KOI curriculum–which was written in collaboration with TRCM.
Dr. Gary Ingle, the Executive Director and CEO of Music Teachers National Association, spoke to our teachers on the important role music teachers play in the lives of students and Dr. Nathan Street, Director of Fine Arts for Guilford County Schools, gave a talk on how teachers can advocate for continued arts education in their districts.
The teachers were also fortunate enough to hear Laura Zaruta from Roland give a hands-on workshop on how to successfully integrate their state-of-the-art FP-30 keyboards into their classrooms, Koriana Bradford, a veteran KOI teacher, give an energizing and interactive lesson, and our own Ariela Rossberg, Director of the Keys of Inspiration®

Program, explain the philosophy behind the Keys of Inspiration® program and how the Lang Lang Foundation can help them implement it.
It was an amazing two days spent with incredible educators, and we are so proud to have everyone who attended in the KOI family!

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Cutting the Ribbon on our Chicago Piano Labs

We recently celebrated the opening of 3 KOI piano labs with our district partner, Chicago Public Schools! Young scholar, Kimberly Han, also attended and treated the Chicago students to several concerts to commemorate the openings.

Continue to Keys Of Inspiration ®

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