Langlang 2011 Christmas Piano Concert 12.24
Time: 19:30 Dec 24,2011
Place: Wanshida Center (Wukesong Gymnasium, Beijing)
Transport: Wukesong Station: Subway line 1; Bus:Yuntong115，337，370，373，436，620，624，654，711，728，740，748，751，804，817，840， 913，952，967，982，983，996 400-896-6868
2-ticket package:1500（880*2）2-ticket package:1500元（680*3）
Booking Tel: 010-51662663
About Lang Lang :
Lang Lang (Chinese: 郎朗; pinyin: Láng Lǎng), born June 14, 1982, in Shenyang, Liaoning, China, is a Chinese concert pianist, currently residing in New York, who has performed with leading orchestras in Europe, the United States and his native China. He is increasingly well known around the world for his concert performances, television appearances, albums and soundtracks. Lang has done much to encourage children and young musicians to take an interest in classical music, especially through the international foundation he launched in New York in 2008.
Lang has received numerous awards and has been seen by millions of television viewers throughout the world. He appeared in Time magazine's 2009 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2008, the Recording Academy named him their Cultural Ambassador to China. More recently, Lang Lang has been chosen as an official worldwide ambassador to the 2010 Shanghai Expo. Lang Lang was recognized for his efforts by the United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF) who appointed him an International Goodwill Ambassador in 2004. The Chinese government also recognized his achievement by selecting him as a vice-presidents of the All-China Youth Federation where, in connection with the EU-China Year of Youth, his message was "Let us build a rainbow of goodwill with music!".
Lang has stated his mission is to share classical music around the world, with an emphasis on training children and young musicians through education. The Financial Times noted that he is "evangelical in his efforts to spread the popularity of classical music." In October 2008, he launched the Lang Lang International Music Foundation in New York with the support of the Grammys and UNICEF. The foundation was created to enrich the lives of children through a deeper understanding and enjoyment of classical music and to inspire and financially support the next generation of musicians. In May 2009, Lang Lang and his three chosen scholars from the foundation – Charlie Liu, Anna Larsen, and Derek Wang, aged between 8 and 10 years old – performed together on The Oprah Winfrey Show in connection with her search for the world's "smartest and most talented kids."
In June 2011, Lang Lang became a global ambassador for Telefónica. Lang will be participating in activities with the company in fields such as culture, technology, education and social commitment.