Lang Lang is a fervent supporter of musical education for children. The joing initiative with Telefónica Germany is to discover new talent among young musicians aged between 7 and 14. They will be coming from countries where Telefónica is represented, including Spain, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, UK, Ireland, Czech Republic, Peru, Costa Rica and Ecuador. Two talented youngsters come from Germany. Young virtuosos can apply starting now via www.langlangberlin.telefonica.com
. To enter, aspiring musicians need to submit a video recording of a performance and upload it to the competition website, before 29 April. A prominent jury and Lang Lang himself will decide who gets to be there.
The winners of the competition will have the opportunity to share the stage with Lang Lang along side other young pianists from all over the world in this special concert, performing Tschaikowsky's piano concerto No 1 and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. The accompanying orchestra will be the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchester conducted by Jahja Ling. The concert will be broadcast live on TV and may be streamed via the competition website www.langlangberlin.telefonica.com
Born in Shenyang, China, 1982, Lang Lang is a role model for personal achievement for thousands of young people. Lang Lang has been the brand ambassador of the Telefónica Group since 2011. Lang Lang has transformed the musical scene based on a series of values which he shares with Telefónica, such as the transformation of the world through talent, innovation and a deep-rooted social commitment. "Telefónica and Lang Lang both believe in talents and want to help people believe in their skills", says René Schuster
, CEO of Telefónica Germany. "So we are all the more looking forward to celebrating a special kind of birthday with him."
The official ticket sale will start on 20. April. For O2
customers, tickets are available immediately at www.o2more.de
starting at 60.60 Euros. O2
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