“It’s the city that never sleeps,” Lang said about his love for Manhattan. “It’s a real melting pot with everyone coming from different parts of the world. You unite people here.”
Lang is a Hublot brand ambassador and when he’s not performing or speaking about the brand’s merits — he called Hublot’s designers artists — he’s working to bring music back into schools with his Lang Lang International Music Foundation.
Before Lang performed, Maxim Lando, a 13-year-old pianist from his foundation, played “Medtner Fairy Tales” and “Variations on a Theme From Carmen.”
“I’m scared,” Lang said. “I couldn’t play that way when I was 13.”
The night ended with Lang performing on a Model B Steinway piano. Proceeds from the shopping event went to his charity.