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Exclusive Part Two Interview with Chinese Pianist Lang Lang

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World-renowned classical pianist Lang Lang talks about his International Music Foundation, and his vision to educate and inspire the next generation.

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Exclusive Part One Interview with Chinese Pianist Lang Lang

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Headliners & Heroes presents exclusive part one interview with world-renowned classical pianist Lang Lang. He describes his childhood in China, his passion for piano performing and his road to success.

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What Makes Chuan A Legend At Juilliard?

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Chuan Qin, son of a composer for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, started playing the piano at age 5 after watching a rousing ballet performance shortly after the Cultural Revolution in China. How did he decide to come to America…

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I have always wanted to become a poet. I don’t know when it all began, perhaps it was when I first heard the pretty lines of Li Bai recited to me as a part of my bedtime stories, or perhaps…

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“If you love someone, send him to New York, for it is heaven. If you hate someone, send him to New York, for it is hell,” wrote Cao Guilin, author of the Chinese novel “A Native of Beijing in New…

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Imagine this. You are biting a juicy dumpling over dim sum lunch with family one day when you accidentally expose a piece of your flesh that quickly ignites a firestorm. “Wow, what is this?” the woman next to you pressed….

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I sat beneath the bright lights onstage in a Tianjin TV studio. My hair was blow-dried and gelled into a unnatural mesa above my head. To my left a Romanian man dressed like a vaudeville-era dandy rambled on about his…

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In an interview with PBS, American art critic Barbara Pollack called it “unimaginable” the level at which the most well-known contemporary Chinese artists live. She stressed that even the richest artists in the West don’t live the way the Chinese…

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