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Lang Lang to Give Concert in Beijing

Young Chinese pianist Lang Lang will give his first personal concert at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 17 next year, displaying his best known repertoire to the 6,000-strong audience. 


"The concert in Beijing is the last yet most important stop of my tour performance in China," Lang Lang said in Beijing Wednesday.


He flew to Beijing specially to attend a kick-off ceremony for the ticket sales of the concert.


Lang Lang revealed that he will play some of his favorite Chinese music pieces. He will also arrange a large multimedia display screen on the stage so that audience in every direction can see his way of playing.


In addition to his busy performing schedule in 11 Chinese cities, Lang Lang will also give a maestro class in musical schools.


Not long before, Lang Lang performed for US President George W. Bush. Next year, he will be invited to perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup Football Games."I will try to perform as many Chinese masterpieces as possible at various occasions," he said.


Lang Lang began to learn piano at the age of 3 and went to the United States at 15. He was the first pianist of Chinese origin who signed a cooperative contract with the top five orchestras in the world simultaneously.



(Xinhua News Agency December 16, 2005)

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