Pianists of the World – Lang Lang
At just 35 years old, Lang Lang is one of the greatest names in modern piano history. He was born in China and it was an episode of the popular cartoon Tom and Jerry (which features Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2) that inspired young Lang Lang to pursue playing the piano. He then went on to study the piano with with Professor Zhu Ya-Fen at age three. Just two years later at the age of five, Lang Lang went on to win first place in his first piano competition.