Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholar Applications Now Open

Grammy-nominated, internationally-renowned pianist Lang Lang has been supporting children through music for over a decade. In support of those efforts, the Lang Lang International Music Foundation is accepting applications for its Young Scholars Program, a music education initiative designed to identify and support talented young pianists in their professional development.

Every two years, Lang Lang and his teacher, Gary Graffman, select a limited number of talented young pianists from the United States to join the program. The selected scholars receive mentoring, unique performance opportunities, and the opportunity to become part of the Lang Lang Young Scholars Network. As a scholar, students participate in master classes with some of the most prominent piano teachers around the world and perform on internationally renowned stages.

Selected scholars also will have opportunities to attend international festivals, all of which are collaborations with its international partners. Festival opportunities include:

  • Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival, UK
  • Leeds International Piano Festival, UK
  • Gilmore Keyboard Festival, USA
  • Summer Music Summit, USA
  • Poland European Center of Music, EMANACJE Summer Festival
  • Poland European Center of Music, Summer Music Academy
  • Graduation Concert at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, NY, USA

Applicants must be between the ages of 6 and16 at the time of their application, be a resident of the United States, and have a classical piano repertoire.

Applications will be accepted through October 25. 

For more information and to apply for a scholarship, see the Lang Lang International Music Foundation website. 


Deadline: October 25, 2019