50th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4
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Through the 65th GRAMMY Awards
"Just love what you are doing, and try to play more."
- Born June 14, 1982, in Shenyang, China
- Pianist Lang Lang has performed at classical venues around the world. He broke through with his 2004 album, Live At Carnegie Hall, which peaked at No. 9 on Billboard's Classical Albums chart.
- At the 50th GRAMMY Awards, Lang Lang earned his first career GRAMMY nomination for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra) for his rendition of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4. He made his GRAMMY stage debut performing Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" with Herbie Hancock and John Mauceri conducting.
- The composer Lang Lang has said he would most like to meet is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
- In 2008 Lang Lang was named the GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China to promote music education and cultural understanding between the United States and China.
- The pianist launched his Lang Lang International Music Foundation in 2008 to "educate, inspire and motivate the next generation of music lovers and performers."