Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Piano Player Lang Lang awarded with honorary doctorate

Piano player Lang Lang has been awarded with an honorary doctorate by the Prince of Wales.
Great deals on musical instruments

Piano player maestro Lang Lang has been awarded an honorary doctorate in music by the Prince of Wales at a ceremony in London last week.

The Chinese classical musician, 28, was recognised for his contribution to the piano form at the Royal College of Music, reported the Associated Press.

It was all the more special given that Prince Charles is known for his love of music, and who was himself heavily involved in the selection of songs at the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on the 29th April 2011.

Lang Lang is thought to be both the youngest and only Chinese individual to have received the accolade, which highlights the respect and recognition he has gathered in his professional career as a classical pianist.

Other musicians to also be honoured at the awards, which saw Prince Charles treated to an unusual piano recital by Antoine Francoise who plucked at the piano strings, were the composer James MacMillan and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Described by the New York Times as "the hottest artist on the classical music planet", Lang Lang, who began to play the piano at the age of three, was appointed International Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2004.

Buy Pianos & Keyboards NowADNFCR-2133-ID-800534752-ADNFCR

Posted on 16 May 2011 14:36 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56
thumbnail

MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.

29 Dec 2016 13:11
thumbnail

The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.

28 Dec 2016 16:46
thumbnail

In the wake of an increasing trend for musicians having to work for free or for less than they're entitled to, the Musicians Union show their support.

22 Dec 2016 12:01
thumbnail

Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics

8 Dec 2016 13:04
thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Sabian's NAMM releases have been specifically designed to spice up your drum kits overall sound and give you a definitive and varied spectrum of tone

20 Jan 2017 15:41
thumbnail

With various different entries, Ibanez unleash a spectacular array of signature models to their NAMM 2017 line up

20 Jan 2017 14:40
thumbnail

With extensive research conducted into how to make a kit that truly caters to the player and their specific needs, Pearl hit a home run with these one of a kind custom kits

20 Jan 2017 12:52
thumbnail

A revamp of one of Ludwig's most popular snares, the Ludwig Black Beauty 14x8 projects classic tone and looks as good as the original

20 Jan 2017 11:47
thumbnail

Mackie's Big Knob Studio Interface continues the legacy of its predecessors, championing various new features and exciting tech to reiterate its triumphant return.

20 Jan 2017 11:14
thumbnail

Line 6's first ever artist designed guitar, the Shuriken personifies the aggressive and technical playing styles of metal enthusiasts around the world.

20 Jan 2017 10:28