Called “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” by the New York Times, Chinese pianist Lang Lang is a figure you may not have heard of, but should. He’s been listed in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Lang Lang’s performance in the opening ceremony of Beijing’s Olympic games in 2008 inspired so many children to play classical piano that the Today Show gave it a name: “the Lang Lang effect.”
He will be playing several shows this year overseas, but US concertgoers have two opportunities to catch him live if they work fast: he’s playing tomorrow night (Jan 29) in Buffalo, NY, and on Jan 31 in Raleigh, NC.
If you miss those, he’ll be in California in July, but that’s half a year away. So catch him while you can!