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CNBC Meets

CNBC Meets: Lang Lang, part one

CNBC Meets interviews one of the world's most successful classical musicians, Lang Lang, who became the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics.

Lang was born in 1982 in Shenyang, China, and explains how his parents were both aspiring musicians but were held back by the Cultural Revolution. Lang first became interested in the piano through the cartoon, Tom and Jerry, and at age eight he moved to Beijing to study.

Lang discusses the sacrifices made by his parents to further his dream, as well as the problems and teachers he faced in his meteoric rise to becoming an musical idol for millions of Chinese children.


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  • Showtimes

    EMEA (CET)

    Wednesday 25 March 23:00

    Saturday 28 March 23:30

    Sunday 29 March 18:30

    Wednesday April 22 23:00

    Saturday April 25 23:30

    Sunday April 26 18:30

    Wednesday May 20 23:00

    Saturday May 23 23:30

    Sunday May 24 18:30

    CNBC World (EST)

    Saturday March 28 22:00

    Sunday March 29 16:30

    Saturday April 25 22:00

    Sunday April 26 16:30

    Saturday May 23 22:00

    Sunday May 24 16:30

    Asia (SIN/HK)

    Saturday March 28 17:30

    Sunday March 29 19:30

    Saturday April 25 17:30

    Sunday April 26 19:30

    Saturday May 23 17:30

    Sunday May 24 19:30

  • Tania Bryer is a guest presenter and executive producer of CNBC Meets. In this series, she profiles some of the world’s most successful business people to find out what makes them tick. Bryer previously worked for BBC and Sky Television.