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Lang Lang

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Birthday
14, 1982
Birthplace
Shenyang, China
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
14, 1982 (age 36)
Birthplace
Shenyang, China

About

Award-winning Chinese pianist who used his concerts to bridge international differences.

Before Fame

His piano tutor, who was preparing him for Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music, thought he lacked the talent to be admitted into the school.

Trivia

He was called the “world’s ambassador of the keyboard” by New Yorker magazine and made TIME's list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2009.

Family Life

His father was also a professional musician, playing the traditional Chinese stringed instrument the erhu.

Associated With

He performed at the 2011 White House dinner to honor Chinese premiere Hu Jintao.