Oct 28, 2013
By Michael Kramer
Superstar pianist Lang Lang has been named by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
Ban calls the 31-year-old Chinese pianist “one of the most exciting and accomplished musicians of our time.”
Lang Lang has been a goodwill ambassador for the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, for the last 10 years and Ban says the musician will focus on getting the 57 million school-age children – who aren’t being educated – into classrooms.
Lang Lang says this new role is more important than his music: because it can help improve the lives of children around the world.