Press Room

November 18, 2019

By: Stephanie Carino

“Alec Baldwin Hosts the Lang Lang International Patrons Circle Young Scholars Concert”


November 15, 2019

By: Lieba Nesis

“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.”

November 8, 2019

By: Anthony Tommasini
“The pianist Maxim Lando, 17, displayed stamina and brilliance in his New York recital debut. But he still has room to grow as an artist.”

October 10, 2019

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.


October 9, 2019

Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholar Applications Now Open

October 9, 2019

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.

September 20, 2019

“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….”



September 17, 2019

BY: Jessica  Duchen

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.



August 26, 2019

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.

August 10, 2019

Our Keys of Inspiration Conference was featured on News12NJ Education Matters! We are so proud of everyone involved!

August 05, 2019

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!


July 19, 2019

Lang Lang’s Return

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.


October 14, 2018

The Lang Lang International Music Foundation Gala

October 13, 2018

Lang Lang International Music Foundation Raises Funds at Annual Gala

October 12, 2018

Lang Lang marks music milestone

October 11, 2018

Lang Lang Serenades John Paulson, Sandy Weill After Market Rout

October 10, 2018

Chinese pianist Lang Lang raises 1.6 mln USD in New York for music education

October 10, 2018

Chinese pianist Lang Lang holds charity gala in New York

October 10, 2018

Chinese pianist Lang Lang to lead performance in charity gala in New York

August 16, 2018

Chinese pianist’s music program aims to reach 30,000 underprivileged children in U.S. by 2020

August 13, 2018

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.

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.



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

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:


CNN documentaries