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Describing Lang Lang in a short paragraph is an impossible task. His breadth as an artist has long since been decided by his millions of loyal fans as a true superstar of the keyboard. What makes him stand out is just how far he has gone to overcome the technical hurdles of the standard piano repertoire.

The ineffable magic of New York City fires the imagination of the superstar pianist on his new album New York Rhapsody (Sony Classical. Joined by a wide array of special guests including Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Jason Isbell, Jeffrey Wright, Kandace Springs, Lindsey Stirling, Lisa Fischer, Madeleine Peyroux and Sean Jones, the album explores the haunting reveries of Gershwin and Copland as well as songs made famous by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, Lou Reed and Don Henley. 

For those lucky enough to get tickets, Lang Lang will be making a rare appearance in Toronto tomorrow - October 18 at Koerner Hall for the RCM Season Gala. In conjunction Musical Toronto took the opportunity to ask Lang Lang 15 questions. 


Don't miss the star-studded concert special Live From Lincoln Center on PBS on November 25, 2016 as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.