About us News and stories Press releases World-renowned pianist Lang Lang becomes a Patron of Child Bereavement UK Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Lang Lang has become a Patron of Child Bereavement UK, a charity which supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement. Lang Lang became a friend of Child Bereavement UK in 2021 when his foundation, The Lang Lang International Music Foundation formed a partnership with the charity to bring music to bereaved children and young people as a creative way to help them express their feelings and talk about their experiences. Lang Lang also recorded a filmed message and piano performance with the beneficiaries of the charity. The Lang Lang International Music Foundation also donated a piano to the charity; musician and band leader Jools Holland treated families supported by Child Bereavement UK to a special performance and introduced Lang Lang who joined the presentation via video call from Shanghai. Lang Lang joins a number of other well-known Patrons of Child Bereavement UK including Claudia Winkleman, Ben Fogle, Nick Knowles, Alan Titchmarsh, Gary Barlow, Jason Watkins, Joey Essex, Rio and Kate Ferdinand, and Mary Berry. HRH The Duke of Cambridge became Child Bereavement UK’s Royal Patron in 2009. On becoming Patron, Lang Lang said: I am delighted to become a patron of this wonderful organisation. I have always believed that music has the power to heal our hearts and bring people together, and it has been such a privilege for all of us at the Lang Lang Foundation to be able to bring musical experiences to Child Bereavement UK. I look forward to doing many more wonderful things together. Child Bereavement UK’s Chief Executive, Ann Chalmers, said: We are thrilled to welcome Lang Lang as a Patron of Child Bereavement UK. His support will help raise awareness of the needs of bereaved children, young people, parents and families to a global audience. Child Bereavement UK offers support to bereaved children, young people, parents and families via its national helpline and from its bases in Glasgow, Cumbria, Cheshire, Leeds, Buckinghamshire and London. For support, information or to make a donation, go to www.childbereavementuk.org ENDS Notes for Editors URL for film clip of Lang Lang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yzecC7ejws Child Bereavement UK: Child Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone impacted by the death of a child of any age. Child Bereavement UK provides training to professionals in health and social care, education, the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.www.childbereavementuk.orgEmail: [email protected] The Lang Lang International Music Foundation: The Lang Lang International Music Foundation® was founded in 2008 and strives to make music a part of every child's life, offering music education to children across the world. The Lang Lang International Music Foundation® reaches children at all levels regardless of their background or talent level. The Keys of Inspiration® program redefines what music education looks like in public schools by providing up to 30 Roland keyboards and a complete music curriculum to underfunded schools. The Foundation’s Young Scholars program nurtures the development of gifted young piano talent. Young Scholars are offered masterclasses, mentorship, and entry into international festivals and competitions. Young Scholars also received practical training on becoming world class concert pianists. For more information click here.