Lang Lang, the pianist became an overnight sensation at the age of 17, when he filled in for the ill André Watts at the last minute at the Ravinia Festival.
TV journalist Cherno Jobatey, a classical music fan and son of a piano teacher, first heard Lang Lang’s Tchaikovsky interpretation on Radio. Better than hearing Lang Lang is seeing him. And it is even better to get the chance to talk to Lang Lang. And so they both talked about Beethoven. The best thing, however, is to sit next to the maestro on the keys. Cherno Jobatey was getting the best music lesson of his live.