Author(s): Lang Lang
The sensational 26-year-old Chinese music prodigy tells his heartbreaking, dramatic and ultimately triumphant story. Fans around the world have been won over by the Chinese pianist Lang Lang's immense charm and are in awe of his magnificent talent. The excitement his performances evoke is well-documented. What is less known is the heart-wrenching story of his journey from a young prodigy in an industrial city in northern China to one of the greatest pianists of our time. JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES documents the remarkable story of a boy and his father, who sacrificed almost everything for the belief in a young boy s talent. An engaging, informative cultural commentator who bridges east and west, Lang Lang has written more than an autobiography; his story opens a door to Chinese culture, in the wake of his impressive performance at the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.