Highlights of an illustrious career

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Highlights of an illustrious career

Chinese pianist Lang Lang kisses his trophy for category "best music international" during the 48th Golden Camera award ceremony in Berlin, February 2, 2013. The award honours outstanding achievements in television, film, and entertainment.[Photo/Agencies]

1993: Won the Xinhai Cup Piano Competition in Beijing

1995: Won first place at the International Tchaikovsky Competitions for Young Musicians

2001: Traveled to Beijing with the Philadelphia Orchestra on a tour celebrating its 100th anniversary

2001: Made his BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall, which was described by The Times of London as possibly “history in the making”

2008: Launched the Lang Lang International Music Foundation in New York

2008: Published his autobiography Journey of a Thousand Miles in eight languages

2008: Performed at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics

2008: Partnered with jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and held a world tour the next year

2009: Selected by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

2012: Received Germany's highest civilian honor, Bundesverdienstkreuz (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany), in recognition of his distinguished services to music