Cecilia Bartoli & Lang Lang
Exceptional Gala Opening of the Bal de la Rose
Music by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, among others...
In 2008 Cecilia Bartok undertook a veritable “marathon” of concerts to honour the 200th anniversary of the birth of Maria Malibran. These celebrations brought together some of the world’s finest musicians, among them the Chinese pianist Lang Lang. It turned out to be an artistic epiphany for the two artists who discovered that they share the same energy, the same love of nuances and the search for colours in music, as well as enjoying virtuoso rivalry. As one of the most sought-after pianists with a worldwide reputation, Lang Lang’s concerts are a major event. Laureate at the age of 13 of the Tchaikovsky Competition, he completed his studies at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. His recording in 2003 of Tchaikovsky’s and Mendelssohn’s Piano Concertos was acclaimed by his peers. Since then, his performances at events such as the World Cup in Munich and the Olympic Games in Beijing, as well as numerous multi-genre performances beyond the world of classical music, have made him hugely popular. This rare recital, which will open the Bal de la Rose 2024, will bring these two iconic personalities together again at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.