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Lang Lang, pianist and author, in conversation with Sarah Cahill

UC Berkeley's Center for Chinese Studies presents one of the greatest pianists of our time.

September 8, 2009 7:30pm to 12:00am

Tickets:  $20 ($10 students)in advance at Cal Performances ( or at Cal Performances box office; tickets at door if event is not sold out.

Lang Lang will also be signing copies of his autobiography, Journey of a Thousand Miles.

27 year-old Lang Lang has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic and the top American symphony orchestras. Born in China to parents whose musical careers were interrupted by the Cultural Revolution, Lang Lang has emerged as one of the greatest pianists of our time. Journey of a Thousand Miles documents the intimate story of a family who sacrificed almost everything for the belief in a young boy’s talent.

Sarah Cahill is a classical pianist who specializes in new American music as well as the American experimental tradition. She has commissioned, premiered, and recorded numerous compositions for solo piano.