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Bank of China (Hong Kong) Proudly Presents:
"Lang Lang in Recital"(24 Nov)
Features Works by Chopin and Mozart
All Tickets Sold Out in One Day

26-09-2012

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[26 September 2012 – Hong Kong] Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by the New York Times, pianist Lang Lang will return to perform in a recital featuring three Piano Sonatas by Mozart and four Ballades by Chopin, only on 24 November (Sat). Bank of China (Hong Kong) proudly sponsors: Lang Lang in Recital is sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong). Due to the wide anticipation and enthusiastic response by the public and fans, all concert tickets were sold out today shortly after the opening of the box office today.


Lang Lang, piano [full biography]
Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by the New York Times, Lang Lang has played in sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world. He is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and all the top American orchestras.

He was Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World 2009. Over five billion people viewed his performance in Beijing’s opening ceremony for the Olympics 2008. He has inspired over 40 million Chinese children to learn to play classical piano – a phenomenon coined by The Today Show as "the Lang Lang effect." In 2008, the Recording Academy named him their Cultural Ambassador to China.

For nearly a decade Lang Lang has been giving back to children through a vast range of volunteer activities. The Lang Lang International Music Foundation was launched with the mission of inspiring the next generation of music lovers and performers. In 2004, Lang Lang was appointed as UNICEF’s International Goodwill Ambassador. He is the youngest member of Carnegie Hall’s Artistic Advisory Board and also serves on its Weill Music Institute Committee. He is one of the 250 World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders and received its 2010 Crystal Award.

In 2011, the Lang Lang Music World was launched, a multi-functioning arts complex in China. Steinway has created five “Lang Lang™ Steinway” pianos for early music education, the first of such venture in Steinway’s 150-year history.

Lang Lang has performed for numerous international dignitaries including the present and former United Nations Secretary-Generals, Presidents of China, America, Germany, and Prime Ministers of Russia, France and Poland.

All of Lang Lang’s albums have entered the top classical charts and many pop charts. He received the 2007 Presidential Merit Award; past recipients include Pavarotti. He has recorded Nuit De Mai with Domingo, Chopin 24 Etudes and performed for videogame Gran Turismo. In 2010, he joined Sony Music as exclusive artist; his albums include live recital at Vienna’s legendary Musikverein, CD Liszt, My Piano Hero and DVD Liszt, Now!.


Programme
Iconic. Unique. Extraordinary. For one night only, Lang Lang performs in solo recital in Hong Kong for the HKPO. For this concert he brings together the monumental challenges of Chopin’s four gorgeous ballades, and the crystalline delights of three Mozart piano sonatas. It is an evening of pianistic brilliance not to be missed.


Bank of China (Hong Kong) proudly sponsors: Lang Lang in Recital
24 | 11 | 2012
SAT 8PM
HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall


FULL HOUSE


Title Sponsor: Bank of China (Hong Kong)


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Artists

Lang Lang

piano


Programme
MOZART Sonata No.5 in G, K283
MOZART Sonata No.4 in E flat, K282
MOZART Sonata No.8 in A minor, K310
CHOPIN 4 Ballades

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HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC
Music Director: Jaap van Zweden

The Hong Kong Philharmonic (HK Phil) is one of Asia’s leading orchestras. Enriching Hong Kong’s cultural life for over a century, the HK Phil has grown into a formidable ensemble of Chinese and international talents, attracting world-class artists to collaborate on its stage. From the 2012/13 season, Jaap van Zweden has become Music Director of the orchestra. Under his leadership, the HK Phil will continue to develop its reputation for artistic excellence.

From April 2006, The Swire Group Charitable Trust became the HK Phil’s Principal Patron. Swire’s sponsorship, the largest in the ensemble’s history, supports artistic growth and development as the HK Phil takes its place on the world stage, and brings performances of musical excellence to the widest possible public.

The HK Phil annually touches the lives of over 200,000 music lovers through more than 150 performances including its extensive education activities for children and adults alike, and free concerts such as the popular Swire Symphony under the Stars, and regular broadcasts and telecasts, bringing the joy of classical music to the Hong Kong community. Outside of Hong Kong, the HK Phil has made a number of critically acclaimed tours in Asia and Europe.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
SWIRE is the Principal Patron of the Hong Kong Philharmonic
The Hong Kong Philharmonic is a Venue Partner of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre

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