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Rome and Turin, Lang Lang returns to Italy with a 'romantic' recital
Only two Italian dates for the iconic Chinese pianist who faces a long tour in Europe and North America

National Academy of Santa Cecilia Foundation (Rome) | Lingotto Musica ETS (Turin) Presents

“ Concert Season 2023 -24 | The Lingotto Concerts 2023 -24 ”
Classical star with pop soul and communicativeness, the exuberant Chinese pianist Lang Lang returns to play in Italy after a few years of absence: highly anticipated by fans, he will stop in Rome is Turin before continuing on the long tour that will take him through Europe and North America in the coming months.

Only two dates to listen to him live, on February 19, 2024 to the Music Park of Rome for the Season of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and the February 23 toGiovanni Agnelli Auditorium in Turin for the Lingotto Concerts. In Rome Lang Lang performed Bach's famous Goldberg Variations a handful of years ago, while he returns to the Lingotto fifteen years after his last concert alongside Daniel Harding and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Entirely dedicated to romantic repertoire the program chosen by the Chinese star, «the most popular classical artist on the planet» as the New York Times defined him: the recital explores the free form of the piano piece in a kaleidoscope of sensations and moods, to which the The pianist's communicative immediacy responds best. Lang Lang Weaves together the eight dazzling songs of Kreisleriana op. 16 of Schumann, the persuasive singability of Pavane of Fauré and a choice of diamonds Mazurkas is Polish of Chopin.

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(Top photo, credit ©Xin Qiu; bottom, credit ©Olaf Heine / DG)

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41 years old, born in Shenyang in north-eastern China, Lang Lang he has performed in the greatest concert halls in the world, for English royalty at Buckingham and Windsor and for Pope Francis at the Vatican. A classical virtuoso, he does not disdain forays into 'pop' and other musical genres: he played at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics and at the Grammy Awards with Metallica, he shared the stage with Coldplay in New York and with jazz legends such as Herbie Hancock.

Having risen to Western prominence in the late 1990s, Lang Lang has become an icon and one of the first 'social phenomena' of the third millennium; his interpretations divide critics, but have brought thousands of young and very young people closer to studying the piano. Over 100 million records sold, ranging from Bach's challenging Goldberg Variations to the unforgettable music of the most beautiful Disney cartoons. The next album, to be released by Deutsche Grammophon on 1 March '24, is entirely dedicated to the French repertoire, from Saint-Saëns' masterpieces to rarities.

Struck by the piano at less than three years old while watching Tom & Jerry (the famous scene of the cat playing Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2), Lang Lang says he deeply admires Vladimir Horowitz; gets excited with Piano Concerto No. 1 by Tchaikovsky, loves Shakespeare and his favorite song is O Sole mio (sung by Luciano Pavarotti).
Rome and Turin, Lang Lang returns to Italy with a 'romantic' recital

Interpreters

LangLang, piano

Program

Gabriel Fauré
Pavane op. 50

Robert Schumann
Kreisleriana op. 16

Frédéric Chopin
Mazurkas
op. 7 no. 3
op. 17 no. 1, 2, 4
op. 24 no. 2, 4
op. 30 no. 3, 4
op. 33 no. 3, 4, 2
op. 59 n. 3

Polonaise in F sharp minor op. 44

Replicas

19 February 2024 at 8.30 pm | Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica
February 23, 2024 at 8.30 pm | Turin, Auditorium G, Agnelli -;Lingotto

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