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Classical pianist Lang Lang will be making his Carnegie Hall recital debut next month, but first he stopped by The Saturday Early Show to perform.

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.

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