If you're a Lang Lang fan and you happened to miss it - there's an interview with the famous pianist who begins a weeklong residency at the San Francisco Symphony next week in the San Jose Mercury News:
Q You've said that Chinese classical music students play extremely well but don't understand the music, while American classical music students understand the music but don't play so well. Why is that?Telling it like it is?
A Because American students and European students — they know the culture of this music. They're born with it. It's the tradition. The Chinese students don't have the tradition, but they work harder. They have a better facility with their hands. I'm just generalizing, of course.
Q But generally, Chinese students work harder?
Read it in full here.