Lang Lang has been called "The hottest artist on the classical music planet" by the New York Times. Since very early age, Lang Lang has performed sold out concerts in every music capital of the world with all the major world orchestras. Lang Lang is the first Chinese pianist ever to play with the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and the leading American orchestras.
Lang Lang appeared in the Time 100 - Time Magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2008, during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing, over 5 billion people from all the world viewed Lang Lang's televised performance.
Lang Lang's unprecedented influence and status as a musician has inspired over 40 million Chinese children to learn music. This phenomenon has been called "The Lang Lang effect."
In recognition of Lang Lang's world standing, Lang Lang has been selected to become an official worldwide ambassador to the Shanghai Expo.