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By Steven Lieberman
Observer Reporter 

Former Grammy and Olympic performer Lang Lang visiting the GRAMMY Museum

 

September 30, 2021

Lang Lang, living legend, pianist extraordinaire, will pay a special visit to the GRAMMY Museum on October 6, 2021 for a Q & A and performance.

The virtuoso will be speaking about his illustrious career and his recent released recording of Bach's monumental work the Goldberg Variations.

Lang Lang has sold millions of albums around the world, topping classical charts and achieving simultaneous mainstream success. In 2007, he was nominated for a GRAMMY Award, becoming the first Chinese artist in the Best Instrumental Soloist category, and he was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. During the past decade, Lang Lang has performed for music fans, world leaders, monarchs and dignitaries including President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth II. He has given sold-out performances at concert halls around the globe, with all the world's top orchestras and conductors.

He has reached televised audiences of billions, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. His performances at the GRAMMYs with Metallica, Pharrell Williams, and jazz legend Herbie Hancock as well as his 2020 rendition of "I Sing the Body Electric" were hailed by millions of viewers. He's been a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Stephen Colbert. Lang Lang also took part in One World: Together At Home, which was broadcast on major television networks and streamed online on multiple global platforms watched by billions of viewers. He just performed at the Global Citizen Live concert on Sept. 25.

Lang Lang's previous album, Piano Book, became 2019's biggest selling classical album worldwide. It topped classical charts in multiple countries and was also his biggest streaming debut, with over 170 million streams.

The Goldberg Variations is his latest musical offering and aims to encourage a new generation of fans to explore Bach's astonishing work. Lang Lang studied Bach's iconic composition for 20 years before finally realizing his lifelong dream of recording it.

 

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