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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Quote of the day--from Lang Lang wiki
Lang Lang was born in Shenyang, Liaoning, China. His father Lang Guoren is a descendant of the ManchuNiohuru family, which brought forth a long line of Qing Empresses. The elder Lang is also a musician, who plays the traditional Chinese stringed instrument erhu. At the age of two, Lang watched the Tom and Jerry episode The Cat Concerto which features the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt. According to Lang, this first contact with Western music is what motivated him to learn the piano.
He began piano lessons with Professor Zhu Ya-Fen at age three. At the
age of five, he won first place at the Shenyang Piano Competition and
performed his first public recital.