A huge number of children are learning to play the piano in China, and a so-called “piano fever” is sweeping the nation.
Partly responsible for this is Yundi Li, born in Sichuan, a pianist who is acclaimed all over the globe and a huge star with China’s young people.
Yundi collaborates with pop stars and is the Super Boys (China’a answer to Pop Idol) “image ambassador”.
Yundi is currently on his “Piano Dream China Tour” where he will play in various cities from August 15 to December 23.
He become famous when, at the age of 18, he won first prize at the prestigious XIV Chopin International Piano Competition, and has since been well-known as a masterful exponent of the music of Chopin. Image/Google Images