Press Room

 October 7, 2017

Grammy winning pianist makes major investment in Philly school music program

October 6, 2017

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.”


October 6, 2017

 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….”

 


Septeber 8, 2017

 by Michael Cameron

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……

April 25, 2017

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.


February 7, 2017

 

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.

 

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October 18, 2016

Xin Li, Lang Lang and Lyor Cohen attend the Lang Lang International Music Foundation Gala at Cipriani in NYC.

October 15, 2016

 

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October 18, 2016

The Lang Lang International Music Foundation Gala was held last night at the iconic Cipriani in New York City, and it raised over $2 million for music education in public schools across the country.


January 26, 2016

Virtuoso Pianist Lang Lang Wants Kids to Be Excited About Classical Music


May 10, 2016
101 Pianists™ Comes to Philly!

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 Pianistsat 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.


February 28, 2016:
24 horas en la Barcelona de Lang Lang 

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.


 

December 8, 2015:
Maxim Lando Takes Home First Prize in Moscow! 

Young Scholar, Maxim Lando, won first prize in piano at The Nutcracker Television Concert in Moscow!


October 22, 2015:
Keys of Inspiration™ Celebrates New Brooklyn Piano Lab

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

September 18, 2015:
101 Pianists, Ottowa

 

Lang Lang’s 101 pianists teach a lesson in harmony at The National Arts Centre

June, 2015:
Lang Lang International Music Foundation™ & Roland Work Together

 

MUSIC TRADES MAGAZINE features our collaboration with Roland US


May 28, 2015:

 

Sanford I. Weill Receives Carnegie Hall‘s Medal of Excellence

 


May 15, 2015:

 

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