Lang Lang: A Portrait
A portrait of China’s piano prodigy
Lang Lang is internationally renowned for charismatic performance and popularising the piano for a new generation. The frenzy of young people taking up the instrument as a result of his influence has been dubbed ‘the Lang Lang effect’.
The pianist has been credited for bringing his art to a wide audience while avoiding ‘dumbing down’ the genre. Like all performers – especially ones that achieve wide fame – he is not without his critics.
But his dedication to promoting classical music is invaluable and unquestionably powerful. Lang Lang established his International Music Foundation in 2008, aiming to bring music to young children to enhance their lives.