Lang Lang searching for young British piano talent

Young pianists in the UK have been invited to send in videos of themselves performing for the opportunity to join Lang Lang in a special performance at the Royal Festival Hall.

The Chinese musician has embarked on a quest to find the cream of young British talent aged between five and 24 years old to take part in the mass event at the London venue on Sunday 22nd May.

As such, the world-renowned pianist has requested that youngsters upload a video of themselves playing a piece of their choice on the piano. Videos must clearly show them playing piano and must not be longer than three minutes in length, he dictates.

The deadline for all entries added via the Lang Lang Inpires website is midnight February 28th.

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“We will let you know by March 15th if you have been chosen to participate in this weekend event. If you are selected we will let you know which pieces of music to learn for the 5pm performance on Sunday May 22nd, along with the rehearsal schedule and other useful information,” a message on the site explained.

As the world’s best-known classical pianist – recognised by millions of fans worldwide – Lang Lang has been announced as the main event for the performance, which has a focus on young pianists chamber music, solo recitals, concerto appearances and a special awards concert.

Lang Lang is the first Chinese pianist to be employed by the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker and all the ‘Big Five’ US orchestras.

As well as performing in many of the world’s premiere music venues, he has been the subject of a best-selling biography and received numerous awards for his unrivalled contribution to classical music.

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