Lang Lang

Article image
Lang Lang/RPO/Wigglesworth review – virtuosic pianism as sonic warfare
The superstar pianist played Saint-Saëns’ second piano concerto to a rapt hall and was joined by his wife for Carnival of the Animals. Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite gave the Royal Philharmonic a chance to shine

Flora Willson

22, Nov, 2023 @2:56 PM

Article image
Piano fever sweeps UK as online lessons and street instruments fuel take-up
Outdoor pianos, celebrity names and free tuition videos combine to get Britons tickling the ivories once more

Miranda Bryant

30, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

Article image
‘That was Lang Lang!’: ‘greatest living pianist’ gigs on St Pancras concourse
Playing an upright and competing with PA announcements, the Chinese musician wowed an unsuspecting crowd

Esther Addley

10, Mar, 2023 @6:21 PM

Article image
Tinkling the ivories and tugging the heart strings: is The Piano the most uplifting TV talent show ever?
Railway station pianists from 11 to 92 get a surprise shot at fame in this Claudia Winkleman-hosted Channel 4 hit, where even the judges find something nice to say

Joel Snape

23, Feb, 2023 @5:10 PM

Article image
The Piano review – Claudia Winkleman’s new talent show is an utter delight
The sheer wonder of tinkling the ivories is showcased in this new series’ diverse selection of instant stars. They perform in train stations, wow commuters and are absolutely fascinating

Jack Seale

15, Feb, 2023 @10:00 PM

Article image
Chinese virtuoso Lang Lang to set up ‘piano labs’ in UK schools
Exclusive: Plan follows schemes in US and China that have given 180,000 disadvantaged children access to keyboards

Dalya Alberge

18, Apr, 2022 @10:32 AM

Article image
Lang Lang review – Bach’s Goldbergs are smothered with love
This was a performance full of idiosyncrasies, of which some brought unexpected delights, but others felt perverse and mannered

Martin Kettle

13, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

Article image
Bach: Goldberg Variations review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
He is talented, but the mannerisms and slow tempi turn this into a glitzy exercise with too few flashes of understanding

Andrew Clements

10, Sep, 2020 @2:00 PM

Article image
Lang Lang: ‘Beethoven was a sausage lover’
The superstar Chinese pianist on the rigours of childhood practice, mum’s home cooking and sharing a flat with his dad and some mice

John Hind

16, Oct, 2016 @11:00 AM

Article image
Lang Lang: 'It's about the joy that music can give'
He started playing at two, retired at nine, staged a comeback at 10 – and now has his own perfume and duets with Pharrell. We meet piano superstar Lang Lang

Fiona Maddocks

07, Mar, 2016 @6:00 AM

Article image
Philharmonia/Salonen review – a highly persuasive performance
Lang Lang’s prodigious fingerwork gave Prokofiev’s third piano concerto tremendous impact, while Salonen oversaw a superb rendition of Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy

Martin Kettle

04, Dec, 2015 @1:06 PM

Article image
Chopin: Scherzos; Tchaikovsky: The Seasons review – charmless Lang Lang
With his monstrously aggressive approach, Lang Lang gives the Chopin little space to breathe, but he does show Tchaikovsky a little more respect

Andrew Clements

03, Dec, 2015 @7:00 PM

1 / 4 pages