10 September 2012
<p> Lang Lang with Dame Fanny Waterman, taken yesterday 9 September, at the Leeds International Piano Competition</p> ...
Lang Lang, who has been appointed Global Ambassador for the Leeds International Piano Competition, met Dame Fanny at The University of Leeds, where he watched the start of the semi-finals of the 17th Leeds International Piano Competition on Sunday 9 September.
Over 270 entries were submitted for this year’s Competition from which 59 pianists from over 20 countries were selected to compete in front of a distinguished international jury, chaired by Dame Fanny Waterman. The finals take place in Leeds Town Hall on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September.
Dame Fanny Waterman and Lang Lang will feature in a six part BBC Four documentary about the Leeds International Piano Competition presented by Suzy Klein as part of the Piano Season on the BBC. The documentaries will be shown on consecutive Friday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, starting Friday 21st September.
Pianist magazine is off to the Finals this coming weekend. We'll let you know who won!