Superstar pianist Lang Lang sat down with me before heading on stage to play with the Richmond Symphony for their 2018-19 season opening concert. He’s a true global ambassador of the arts, with his Lang Lang International Music Foundation “aimed at cultivating tomorrow’s top pianists, championing music education at the forefront of technology, and building a young audience through live music experiences.”
Heralded by the New York Times as “the hottest artist on the classical music planet,” Lang Lang has performed with the top orchestras and conductors around the world. He has crossed genres by performing with the likes of Metallica and Pharrell Williams at the Grammys and collaborating with jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
I hope you enjoy listening to our backstage chat!
For additional listening, here’s my intermission chat with Richmond Symphony Music Director Steven Smith:
Yours in good music,
Classical Music Host, WCVE Music