Lang Lang,The Talent Pianist
Lang Lang is a world-class young pianist who grew up in Shenyang. He went to a piano school in Beijing when he was just eight. “You need fortune”, his father said. “But if you don’t work hard, no fortune will come.”
What made him sad was that his piano teacher in Beijing didn’t like him. “You have no talent. You will never be a pianist. As a nine-year-old boy, Lang Lang was badly hurt. He decided that he didn’t want to be a pianist any more. For the next two weeks he didn’t touch the piano. Wisely his father didn’t push, but waited.
Luckily, the day came when his teacher asked him to play some holiday songs. He didn’t want to, but as he placed his fingers on the piano keys, he realized that he could show others that he had talent after all. That day he told his father what he had been waiting to hear--- that he wanted is study with a new teacher. From that point on, everything turned around.
He started winning competitions. In the 1994 International Young Pianists Competition, when it was announced that Lang Lang had won, he was too excited to hold back his tears. Soon it was clear that he couldn’t stay in China forever—he had to play on the world’s big stages. In 1997 Lang Lang moved again, this time to Philadelphia, U. S. There he spent Two years practicing, and by 1999 he had worked hard enough for fortune to take over. After his successful performance at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, gigs in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall started pouring. Lang Lang finally worked to reach the place where fortune spots him, and lets him shine.