Lang Lang’s playing politics

Lang Lang’s playing politics


norman lebrecht

August 10, 2017

In his prolonged break from the piano – you can see his left hand still encased in a surgical sleeve – the Chinese pianist dropped in on the United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, this week for an informal chat about world affairs.

Looks like they solved the North Korea problem.


  • Pianofortissimo says:

    It’s more probable that the “N Korea problem” will be solved by bang-bang, not by Lang-Lang. But he should be given a chance (even Lang-Lang is better than bang-bang).

  • V. Lind says:

    Sarcasms notwithstanding, Lang Lang is a UN goodwill ambassador so he probably drops in on HQ occasionally.

    I find this tendency to post stories with subtle sneers at Lang Lang and certain other artists rather infantile, as well as malicious.

  • DrummerMan says:

    Agree with V. Lind!!

  • +1
    Lang Lang is neither female, black, transgender nor Jew.