Lang Lang

Internationally Renowned Pianist

One of the most exciting and accomplished classical musicians of our time, Lang Lang began playing the piano at the age of three. He has since then performed for world leaders and worked with the world’s best orchestras and maestros, and has used his art and his ability to inspire audiences around the world to help improve the lives of children everywhere.

In October 2008, he launched the Lang Lang International Music Foundation with a mission to encourage music performance at all levels as a means of social development for youth. The Foundation operates with the conviction that music, as a universal language, can help bridge cultural gaps and unite communities.

Lang Lang has been widely recognized for his commitment to mobilizing support for improving the lives of children around the world, most notably as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In 2013, he was designated by the Secretary General of the United Nations as a Messenger of Peace, focusing on global education and fostering global citizenship. He currently serves on the Weill Music Institute Advisory Committee as part of Carnegie Hall’s educational program and is the youngest member of Carnegie Hall’s Artistic Advisory Board.

Lang Lang has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of his distinguished service to music, including the highest prize awarded by the Ministry of Culture in the People’s Republic of China; the highest German civilian honor, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany; and the Medal of the Order of Arts and Letters, awarded by the French Minister of Culture. He has also been recognized for his humanitarian and philanthropic efforts, and has contributed and worked to raise funds and awareness for earthquake relief efforts in China and Haiti.