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Pianist Lang Lang to appear in Hong Kong


Globally renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang will play at the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre this Thursday (August 28) at 8pm.

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department reminds concert-goers who are holding tickets for the original concert planned for April 21 to bring along these tickets. A very limited number of tickets will be available for re-sale at 10am on the day of the performance at the Box Office, Hong Kong Cultural Centre on a first-come, first-served basis (a maximum of two tickets per purchase). There will be no telephone bookings.

The programme will feature Schumann's "Variations on the name 'Abegg' for Piano in F", Haydn's "Piano Sonata in E", Rachmaninov's "Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor", Tan Dun's "Eight Memories in Watercolour", Chopin's "Nocturne in D-flat" and Mozart/Liszt's "Reminiscences of 'Don Juan' (Don Giovanni)".

Born in Shenyang, Lang Lang has established himself, at just 20, as one of the most exciting pianists of the time. He has performed with the world's most distinguished orchestras from New York to London and given recitals from Paris to Tokyo. His career highlights include a live-recorded Proms debut at London's Royal Albert Hall and a sold-out Carnegie Hall debut. His Philadelphia Orchestra performance at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing drew 8,000 people. Lang Lang has won numerous awards, including first prize at the Second Tchaikovsky International Young Musicians' Competition and the first Leonard Bernstein Award for distinguished musical talent. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he has had two bestsellers on the Billboard classical charts and has been featured on CNN, and in The Wall Street Journal.

"Piano Recital by Lang Lang", part of the "Encore Series", is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321 or visit

End/Tuesday, August 26, 2003

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