|By PR Newswire||
|January 8, 2014 07:23 PM EST||
NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World renowned classical pianist Lang Lang is set to perform with heavy metal's iconic band Metallica on the 2014 Grammy Awards telecast on Sunday, January 26, 2014.
Lang Lang and Metallica will perform "One" which appears on the Metallica's Grammy- nominated album Metallica Through the Never (Music From The Motion Picture). This is Metallica's first performance on the telecast since 1991.
Lang Lang will also have the honor of performing during the In Memoriam segment of the telecast, which will include a moment featuring Van Cliburn.
This will mark the second time that Lang Lang has been a featured performer on the Grammy Awards telecast. Lang Lang's first appearance was in 2008 when he performed an arrangement of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
Lang Lang, who began playing the piano at age three, performed at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for President Barack Obama and the Diamond Jubilee Concert of the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2012. He was recently named the United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on global education. In 2008, he launched the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, with a mission to inspire and motivate the next generation of classical music lovers and performers, and to encourage music performance at all levels as a means of social development for youth, building self-confidence and a drive for excellence.
Lang Lang's releases on Sony Classical include The Chopin Album, Liszt: My Piano Hero, Live in Vienna, Piano Concertos by Prokofiev and Bartók and the soundtrack for Sony PlayStation's Gran Turismo® 5.
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SOURCE Sony Music Masterworks