World famous concert pianist Lang Lang visits KAA

by Vashti Turner  on April 28, 2019  in  Music Performance and Creative Arts

On Friday 8th March, the world famous concert pianist Lang Lang visited KAA to give a surprise masterclass to Adea (10 Baker) ahead of her Grade 7 piano exam. The visit was organised by the BBC One Show and presented by Cerys Matthews, former lead singer of Catatonia.

Lang Lang and Adea had an hour long masterclass during which Lang Lang provided lots of tips and guidance for Adea. The visit was a complete surprise for Adea, who took full advantage of advice from a world-class pianist ahead of her exam.

Following the masterclass, Lang Lang performed several pieces for a packed audience of students and staff. The pianist also took questions from students and posed for photographs with some of KAA’s budding pianists.

The piece about Lang Lang’s visit to KAA aired on Wednesday 24th April, and Adea visited the studio to talk to BBC One Show presenters Matt and Alex about the experience. You can watch the full episode featuring Lang Lang’s visit on BBC iPlayer here for the next 28 days: Further videos and photographs of the day are below.

Our thanks to the BBC One Show, Lang Lang and Cerys Matthews for such an amazing experience for Adea and the staff and students who saw Lang Lang perform.

Mr Rigby, Cerys Matthews, Adea and Lang Lang 

Lang Lang giving Adea a masterclass piano lesson
Lang Lang during his performance for students and staff
Lang Lang posing with students after his performance

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