CRI在线收听:Lang Lang to release a popular piano album through UMG

Globally celebrated piano virtuoso, Lang Lang, has recently signed a new long-term recording agreement with Universal Music Group.

The first new recordings under the agreement will be 'The Piano Book' - an album of popular piano music, reflecting his commitment to music education and desire to encourage young people to learn the instrument.

Lang Lang has sold millions of albums around the world, topping classical charts while simultaneously achieving mainstream success. In 2007 he was nominated for a Grammy Award, becoming the first Chinese artist nominated for Best Instrumental Soloist.

During the past decade, Lang Lang has performed for classical music fans, world leaders, monarchs and dignitaries including President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth II.