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One hundred students, 200 hands, 50 keyboards, one piece by Schubert and one by Brahms, one conductor, Alexander Shelley, and one world-class pianist, Lang Lang. The power of music to motivate and to educate was on full display Friday at the National Arts Centre. For the dozens of young pianists, it was a chance to glean whatever they could from the master.

That was certainly the case for one 15-year-old from the National Capital Region. When Yuyang Xie was four years old, he could look up from practicing his piano lessons and see the South China Sea and the towers of Hong Kong.

 

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