Pianist Lang Lang “says he is ‘200 per cent’ confident of a full recovery from his arm injury and hopes to make a comeback next summer,” write Oliver Chou and Elizabeth Cheung in Sunday’s (12/3) South China Morning Post (Hong Kong). “Lang Lang … confirmed his left arm had been injured since March…. Speaking in Hong Kong, he said it was an ‘overload’ of work and practice that caused the inflamed tendon. ‘The recovery is going very well and the inflammation is over. Now it’s time for the muscle to rebuild itself,’ he told journalists on Friday…. ‘I have started practicing—gradually, 30 minutes every day…. Fortunately it’s just inflammation and not [damaged] nerves,’ … he said. It was the first time the 35-year-old Shenyang native and Hong Kong permanent resident had spoken about the injury since he abruptly cancelled a performance with the … Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra last month…. Lang said he would continue to perform, but might reduce by half the number of concerts he plays…. The pianist said the ‘torturous’ and expensive experience had given him the idea to start a fund covering medical costs for injured musicians.”

Posted December 5, 2017