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.
What matters most? Commercial success or artistic merit? To win an Echo Klassik Award, both are needed. From Sol Gabetta to Alfred Brendel, the awards gala provides a virtual Who's Who of the classical music scene.
Star pianist Lang Lang was the only musician to take home two ECHO Klassik prizes. The star-studded gala event also honored pianist Menahem Pressler and singer Jonas Kaufmann.
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.
Nowadays, the likes of Anna Netrebko, Lang Lang and David Garrett are marketed like pop icons. It’s common for stars of the classical world to play to stadiums, but how did classical music become mainstream?
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