About us About our work Our people and patrons Lang Lang A globally celebrated piano virtuoso, Lang Lang has sold millions of albums around the world, topping classical charts and achieving simultaneous mainstream success. In 2007, he was nominated for a Grammy Award, becoming the first Chinese artist in the Best Instrumental Soloist category, and he was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. During the past decade Lang Lang has performed for music fans, world leaders, monarchs and dignitaries including President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth II. He has given sold-out performances at concert halls around the globe, with all the world’s top orchestras and conductors. The scale of Lang Lang’s musical achievements is mirrored by an unrelenting commitment to charitable causes, most notably through the Lang Lang International Music Foundation and Keys of Inspiration®. He was designated in 2013 as a Messenger of Peace by the Secretary General of the United Nations, focusing on global education. He has inspired 40 million children to learn the piano and developed hugely successful educational programmes. He has also opened his own music schools, Lang Lang Music World Shenzhen, Lang Lang Music World in Shanghai, and Lang Lang Art World in Hangzhou. Everything Lang Lang does is underpinned by his belief that “music makes life better – it heals, unites and inspires, and it makes us better people”. The Goldberg Variations is his latest musical offering and aims to encourage a new generation of fans to explore Bach’s astonishing work.The Lang Lang International Music Foundation has been bringing music to bereaved children and families at the charity through a series of exclusive films and also donated a piano to our Buckinghamshire service which was unveiled and introduced to some of our families by Jools Holland. 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.