Lang Lang in Recital Produced a Great Sensation
Imagine a classical performer able to generate the excitement of Elvis or the Beatles, and you will be getting close to the buzz surrounding the young Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
As one of the highlights of the Year of Chinese Culture in Australia, Lang Lang in Recital was held in Concert Hall of Sydney Opera House on June 8th , which caused a great sensation not only among more than 2000 audiences presenting the show, but also in all the music lovers of Sydney. The Minister Counselor Ke Yasha from the Embassy of P.R. China in Canberra and the Consul General Duan Jielong from Consulate General of the P.R. China in Sydney presented the Recital and met Lang Lang after the show.
It has been 7 years since this worldwide superstar in classical piano Lang Lang visited Australia last time. Except for the Recital as the first show, Lang Lang will cooperate with Sydney Symphony in the following 3 concerts until June 14.
At 29, with his wild hair, secret taste for pop and rap, and an enormous natural charm, Lang Lang has the kind of presence that goes beyond the rock star model, all the way back to Franz Liszt, the 19th-century pianist who earned such wild adoration from his fans. You may call Lang Lang the Liszt of the 21st century if you are right there to witness the long queue waiting for his signature on the Recital night. His fiery pianism and visceral energy have garnered him a cult following in his native China and abroad.
“The ebullient Lang Lang is maturing as an artist…his playing is refined, almost severe. He has an intelligent way of shaping phrases, controlling dynamics, varying articulations.”—THE NEW YORKER