Superstar Pianist Lang Lang signs pianos for relief fund

Pianist Lang Lang is one of the most popular musicians in China. He greeted his Seattle fans at Sherman Clay Pianos, where he helped raise funds for the American Red Cross on Oct. 15.

With more than 2 billion people watching his performance at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, pianist Lang Lang became a star. He drew attention at Sherman Clay Pianos in Seattle on Oct. 15. He signed eight pianos as part of a fundraiser for Chinese earthquake victims.

For each piano sold, Sherman Clay donated $1,000 (a total of $8,000) to the American Red Cross in China. Lang had previously raised funds and awareness by auctioning the red Steinway piano he played during his 2008 New York Central Park concert. ♦

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