Journey of a Thousand Miles: n/a

Journey of a Thousand Miles: n/a

by Lang Lang, David Ritz

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Overview

Journey of a Thousand Miles tells the remarkable story of a boy who sacrificed almost everything – family, financial security, childhood and his reputation in China’ s insular classical music world – to fulfil his promise as a classical pianist.

Lang Lang was born in Shenyang in north-eastern China just after the end of the Cultural Revolution. He began piano lessons at three years old and by age ten had been awarded a place at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In order to continue his studies he moved thousands of miles from home, living with his exacting father in a cramped, shared apartment, while his mother stayed at home to earn the money to pay his fees.

At fifteen he moved to the United States to take up a scholarship at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia; by nineteen he was selling out Carnegie Hall. His tutor and mentor Daniel Barenboim was perhaps the first to describe him as ‘ extraordinarily talented’ ; today his assessment is shared by millions.

Now in adulthood, Lang Lang tours relentlessly, delighting sell-out audiences with his trademark flamboyance and showmanship. Journey of a Thousand Miles is a tale of heartbreak, drama and ultimately triumph. His inspiring story demonstrates the courage and self-sacrifice required to achieve artistic greatness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781314289
Publisher: Aurum Press
Publication date: 08/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Lang Lang was born in 1982 in Shenyang, China. He has played with the leading orchestras in all of the major concert halls throughout the world.

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