When Sophie Pacini plays, people sit up and listen. The 23-year-old is one of the most talented pianists of her generation. Now she's won the ECHO Klassik award for Newcomer of the Year.
Chinese pianist Lang Lang took home two ECHO Klassik prizes yesterday: Instrumentalist of the Year in the piano division, and a special prize for his work with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.
After 55 years at the helm of the Beaux Arts Trio, the pianist, now 91, embarked on an astonishing solo career. On Sunday, October 18, he receives the German Phono Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award.
One of the 20th century's greats, the 85-year-old Austrian pianist makes ears perk up even after the end of his concert career. Now he's being recognized for his lifetime achievement by Germany's ECHO Klassik.
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