52 pianos on one stage

May 23, 2011
Yesterday Chinese pianist Lang Lang performed with 100 young pianists playing on 52 Steinways at London’s Southbank Centre ([read more about it on the Southbank Centre blog](http://classicalmusic.southbankcentre.co.uk/2011/05/19/lang-lang-inspires-young-pianists-blog/)). And here’s a rather impressive image from the rehearsals of yesterday’s concert: Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA I’d love to mention that I know Lang Lang personally, but I don’t actually do. But as a matter of fact, my sister, who’s the manager at Southbank Centre and responsible for the whole of Lang Lang’s 4 concerts he played there last week, does. And according to her, he’s quite a pleasant chap!