Lang Lang is a world famous concert pianist from China. He got the chance to perform with world’s top orchestras of countries like the United States, Canada, China and Europe. In 2008 the famous publisher Random House published his autobiography named Journey of a Thousand Miles. Lang’s autobiography was released in total eight languages. The other version of his autobiography named Playing with Flying Keys was released by another famous publisher Delacorte Press. This version was specially made for Lang’s younger fans. The land has performed for many noble causes, as a result, he was awarded many presti gious awards. Now let’s find out furthermore about Lang Lang achievements and his net worth in 2018.
Lang Lang Early Life
Lang Lang is the son of Lang Guoren and Zhou Xiulan, born on 14 June 1982 in Shenyang, Liaoning, China. Lang’s father is also a music lover, as he used to play a two-stringed bowed musical instrument called erhu. At the age of two, he got inspired by the cartoon series Tom and Jerry to play the piano. He started learning piano at the minor age of three from Professor Zhu Ya-Fen. He has won the Shenyang Piano Competition when he was just five years old.
Later, Lang was sent to the conservatory, where he was trained by Professor Zhao Ping-Guo. Due to his Professor’s guidance and Lang’s hard work, he won the Xing Hai Piano Competition Cup, which was held in Beijing. During fourth International Competition, Lang won the award for his outstanding performance in 1994. At the age of 13, Lang got the biggest opportunity to play the Op. 10 and Op. 25 compositions composed by Frédéric Chopin at the Beijing Concert Hall. During the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians by Japan, Lang was placed at no.1 position. At a very young age, he has accomplished many achievements in his career. He also appeared at the China National Symphony’s opening concert, which was attended by the president of China Jiang Zemin.
For better opportunities, Lang moved to America with his father in 1997. There he attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Pennsylvania. That was the turning point in his career.
Lang Lang Career, Awards & Achievement
At the age of 35, Lang has performed at many successful concerts in a lot of main cities. As he entered musical stream soon he becomes a successful pianist. He has performed with one of the finest orchestras around the world including The Vienna Philharmonic and The Berlin Philharmonic. According to the Chicago Tribune newspaper, Lang is one of the talented and youngest keyboard players they have ever seen. In 2009, Lang was placed on the list of the “100 most influential people” by Time Magazine. Throughout in his career, he has recorded nine studio albums, four live albums, three soundtrack albums and three contributions. All of his albums were praised by all the famous musicians and music critics. His commercially successful albums were placed at Billboard charts and also at the Top Classical Albums chart.
Awards & Achievement
Lang Lang is known as one of the most inspiring musicians in the history of the music world. He has given many successful performances at several biggest events. As the result, Lang has honored with plenty of prestigious awards. In 2012, he appeared in Gramophone magazine’s Colum called Hall of Fame. Due to his contribution to classical music the Recording Academy announced him as a Cultural Ambassador to China in 2008. Apart from that, he has also named for the position of vice-president for the All-China Youth Federation by Chinese Government.
Net Worth of Lang Lang
Lang Lang net worth is estimated to be $40 million. His major source of income is earnings from his record-breaking live concerts. According to the media reports, he is one of the richest pianists around the world. He has signed the biggest contract with Sony worth of amount $3 million. His albums were greatest hits of all time and were placed at no. 1 position on many singles chart. In addition, Lang has won many awards for successful albums, which also add to his Net Worth.
Lang Lang rose to stardom at very early in his life. He is considered as the greatest musician as well as great human being. He has been involved in many charity works. In 2004, He has been selected as the International Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations’ Children’s Fund.