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The Recording Academy Announces Lang Lang As Grammy Culture Ambassador To China
Published October 21, 2008

Yesterday’s Town Hall event in New York launched superstar Chinese pianist's International Music Foundation.

The Recording Academy named superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang as its Grammy Cultural Ambassador to China yesterday – harnessing the combination of his powerful cultural influence along with the stature and recognition of the Grammy Awards and The Recording Academy to promote music education and cultural understanding between the United States and China – with a special performance by the 26-year-old virtuoso and the three scholarship winners, Charlie Liu (8 years old), Anna Larsen (8 years old) and Derek Wang (9 years old). The event also celebrated the official launch of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation created to enrich the lives of children through a deeper understanding and enjoyment of classical music and to inspire and financially support the next generation of musicians through targeted outreach and educational programs.