Summer has just begun. The diaries of the Swiss watchmaker and the talented pianist
are booked up. Stopping off from his world tour-with more than 80 dates from Singapore to
London via San Francisco-Lang Lang gave two pop-up concerts in two temporary summer sites.
30 minutes of improvisation for moments that will last forever.
Like a real rock star, the 32 year old virtuoso has conquered the word of music in its
broadest sense. With his trendy look, his talent and his generosity, he transcends
classical music and blends every tempo. His renowned duos with the Four Horsemen from
Metallica, Jazzman Herbie Hancock or the Tenor Placido Domingo have demonstrated his
boundless mastery of the ivories and the ease with which he permanently reinvents himself.
His spontaneous music is built from improvisations. Lang Lang is audacious and sets out to
surprise. No repertoire is beyond him. This on stage phenomenon has followed an atypical
route to stardom and he has a sparkling and generous personality whose aura melds
perfectly with the Hublot philosophy.
The internationally renowned prodigy did not shrink back from adding to the 80 tour
dates that already fill his diary. Two locations, two audiences and two improvised
repertoires for two exclusive concerts. His passion makes the young man tireless. He has
boundless energy and takes pleasure in sharing his music and emotions. It would appear
that he has more in common with Hublot than first meets the eye.
The young pianist gave an original and unique private concert in Harrods’ Village in
the heart of the Porto Cervo Marina. Lang Lang improvised on stage for 30 minutes drawing
his inspiration from his surroundings. An exclusive concert on the sidelines of his world
tour, to which 50 friends and elected representatives were invited by Hublot.
Lang Lang came to the Emerald Coast by boat. Like many artists, the virtuoso has his
rituals and his cherished items; he never performs without his own piano, a Steinway, and
his watch, a Big Bang Carbon Bezel Baguette Diamonds.
The fact he was there on that day was not down to chance. A major event occurred on
July 1, the official inauguration of the Hublot summer store in the Harrods’ village at
Porto Cervo, of which Hublot is a partner. Ten golden fingers cut the ribbon.
600 km and a few hours later, the pianist landed in St Tropez,and was welcomed by
Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot and Chairman of LVMH Watches Division. After a warm
welcome in keeping with Hublot’s style, all the guests went to Club 55 to celebrate his
Early in the evening, Lang Lang was expected in the heart of the Citadelle. He
performed in the famous Place des Lices at White 1921, a pop-up boutique hotel. The
virtuoso gave free reign to his imagination for 30 minutes of improvisation.
This concert also marks Hublot’s support for Lang Lang’s work to prevent illegal
trading in ivory from elephant tusk. The young prodigy is committed to supporting the
Ivory Free campaign with Wild Aid, The African Wildlife Foundation and Save the Elephants.
Hublot is backing the cause for two months starting in July by donating part of the profit
from its St-Tropez store.