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Lang Lang Interview with WQXR at Steinway Hall

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Lang Lang Interview with WQXR at Steinway Hall
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Steinway Hall New York
109 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 246-1100

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
July 15, 2008


Lang Lang, the renowned young piano virtuoso, stopped by Steinway Hall today to be interviewed by Elliott Forrest of WQXR, on the occasion of two new autobiographies, just released. Lang Lang wrote Journey of a Thousand Miles for his adult fans and Playing with Flying Keys for his youthful, middle school-age fans, both available on the Random House Website. The audience waited for Lang Lang to complete a New York Philharmonic rehearsal, as they are performing tonight in Central Park. During this time, we were able to take in the awesome, aesthetic ambiance of Steinway Hall, with its inspiring paintings of Rubenstein and other infamous composers for the piano, especially the exquisite Steinway pianos, on sale here at Steinway Hall.

During the interview, Lang Lang spoke about the incredibly high academic and performance standards held by his own family in China and also about some of his earliest piano teachers. He illustrated techniques with his arms in an effort to show his fans the best way to approach the keyboard. His personality was warm and energetic, and he related well to his seasoned fans, as well as to the children sitting close to his chair. Elliott Forrest, who hosts an afternoon program on WQXR, seamlessly led Lang Lang through his own questions and then toward the Steinway Ellipse Art Case piano, with its gorgeous contemporary design and brilliant musicality. Lang Lang wowed the packed Hall with Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2".

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Steinway Hall Guests
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Steinway Hall Decor and Guests
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Steinway Hall Decor and Guests
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Lang Lang's Autobiographies and CD
For Sale and Signing
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The Ellipse Art Case Piano
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Lang Lang Arrives at Steinway Hall
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Steinway Staff
Welcome the Guests and Lang Lang
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Lang Lang and Elliott Forrest
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Lang Lang's Youngest Fans
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Lang Lang Greets His Fans
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The Ellipse Art Case Piano
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Lang Lang at the Steinway
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Lang Lang at the Steinway
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Lang Lang at the Steinway
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Lang Lang Takes a Bow
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Lang Lang Signs for a Fan
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For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net