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Pianist Lang Lang the soloist at this year's Nobel Prize Concert

7 May 2007

For the third year running Nobel Media, in partnership with the Stockholm Concert Hall, is launching the Nobel Prize Concert – a world class event. The concert will take place on 8th December as part of the official program of activities during the Nobel week. Tickets will be released to the general public on Tuesday 15th May.

The soloist at this year's Nobel Prize Concert will be the dynamic young concert pianist Lang Lang. Lang Lang's international breakthrough came in 1999 when, at extremely short notice, he was called upon to replace André Watts at the Ravinia festival "Gala of the Century", where he played Tjajkovskijs first piano concerto together with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Since then, Lang Lang has performed with leading orchestras over the entire world and is now established as one of our era's absolutely most prominent pianists.

"After the success of last year's concert featuring Renée Fleming, who was making her Swedish debut, we are delighted to be able to offer yet another top-ranking international performer," says Camilla Hyltén-Cavallius, CEO of Nobel Media.

"We are very happy that such a charismatic young musician as Lang Lang will be the soloist at this year's Nobel Prize Concert", says CEO of the Stockholm Concert Hall, Stefan Forsberg.

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra will this year be led by the legendary Vladimir Ashkenazy, who is currently Music Director of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo and has recently been named as the new leader of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra from 2009. Ashkenazy previously enjoyed a musical career as a world-renowned pianist.

The Nobel Prize Concert is a concert of classical music of the highest international quality, an annual event reintroduced in 2005 by Nobel Media. The concert is primarily held to honor the year's Nobel Laureates, who attend together with their parties, the Swedish Royal Family and the guests of the Nobel Foundation.

A limited number of tickets are available to the general public and these will be released for sale on Tuesday 15th May, around 400 tickets in the first instance. The ticket price ranges from SEK 590 to SEK 1, 190 and includes the printed program and champagne during the intermission.

The Nobel Prize Concert is an externally financed project within the framework of Nobel Media's activities, in partnership with the Stockholm Concert Hall.

The Nobel Prize Concert is sponsored by DnB NOR and Statkraft.

For further information contact:
Camilla Hyltén-Cavallius, CEO Nobel Media +46 8 663 14 83 or +46 70 524 57 70
Stefan Forsberg, CEO Stockholm Concert Hall +46 8 786 02 20 or +46 70 786 02 50

 

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