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15 October 2012, 17:14
He's performed at festivals like iTunes and Latitude, he wowed the crowd at the Jubilee Concert, and now Lang Lang stars in a new music video featuring dancer Marquese 'Nonstop' Scott.
You might associate music videos with the latest pop tracks in the charts, but Lang Lang is proving once more that classical music can be relevant to a modern audience in his latest video. He's collaborated with dancer Marquese 'Nonstop' Scott to perform Chopin's Etude No. 12 in C minor, who demonstrates his interpretation of the music through dance.
“The reason that Chopin’s Études hold such a special place for pianists is that they provide the training for so many different elements of technique," he said. "But they’re not just studies, not just normal exercises – not just for your fingers – they help you develop how your mind works, and how you control the different layers of your emotional response."
Scott rose to fame via a YouTube, where his channel has received more than 113million views to date. This is the first time he's interpreted a piece of classical music.
The album is out on 29 October, but you can hear a track every morning on John Suchet's show at around 10am.