Only 21 years old, the Chinese-born virtuoso currently has the number one CD on the Billboard classical charts. It is his Deutsche Grammophon debut, "Tchaikovsky/Mendelssohn: First Piano Concertos."
The New York Times Magazine described Lang's talent by writing, "[With] fingers of indescribable fleetness and agility, [Lang Lang] conveys guileless, delirious pleasure."
Lang began studying piano in his homeland of China when he was only 3 years old. He says he first got hooked on classical music while watching cartoons such as "Tom & Jerry."
When he turned 15, Lang moved to Philadelphia to train at the Curtis Institute of Music. Since then, he has played with a number of prestigious orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Lang Lang's November 7 Carnegie Hall recital debut is part of his world tour, which will take him to Boston on November 8 and then to Europe for the remainder of the year.