Lang Lang

Lang Lang on Tavis Smiley Show

Piano prodigy Lang Lang made musical history by twice stepping in for ailing concert pianists and was hailed as the most exciting keyboard talent in years. Born in China, Lang began piano studies at age 3, made his "professional" debut at 5 and entered a prestigious music conservatory at 9. He came to the U.S. in '97 and has proven to be an artist of maturity beyond his years. On this year's Time 100 list, Lang is also passionate in sharing music with young people and was appointed by UNICEF as their youngest Goodwill Ambassador.