Lang Lang Interviewed

The brilliant superstar pianist Lang Lang performs in Sydney next month, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and in a solo recital at the Sydney Opera House.

In his recital on June 8 he plays Tchaikovsky The Seasons, JS Bach’s Italian Concerto and Chopin Scherzos.

With the Sydney Symphony, conducted by Manuel López-Gómez, on June 10 and 11, the focus is on Grieg with the Peer Gynt: Suite No.1 and the Piano Concerto in A minor along with Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini.

In this fascinating interview with The Australian, Lang Lang talks about a variety of topics, amongst them his experiences as child prodigy, his relationship with his ambitious father and the cultural barriers faced by Chinese musicians.

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