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What's Bugging Lang Lang

In a further consolidation of pianism and materialism, Lang Lang has become ambassador to Volkswagen.

What's Bugging Lang Lang

In a further consolidation of pianism and materialism, Lang Lang has become ambassador to Volkswagen.

An annoucement of the partnership from the German car-maker was light on detail, but it did reveal that Lang Lang will "arrive at his concerts all over the world in vehicles from Volkswagen."

The one-time Philadelphian has also developed relationships of various sorts with Adidas, Sony PlayStation, Sony’s 3D,Telefónica, Armani, Dom Pérignon, Montblanc, and, lately, Chopin.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

Reach Peter at pdobrin@phillynews.com.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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