07-03-2007 09:39

Speaking of cultural communication, an old friend of Chinese music lovers is back. French pianist Richard Clayderman staged his 100th concert in China on the outskirts of Beijing, Sunday night. The event also marked the opening of his first music school in China. Our reporter Zhang Song was there.

Clayderman appeared on stage dressed in a Chinese-favored auspicious red. It's Clayderman's 100th recital in China since his debut 15 years ago. His repertoire of 15 pieces covered a wide range, from his own popular, classic selections to adaptations of China's popular songs and old melodies.

Born in 1953 in France, Clayderman's life changed dramatically in 1976, when he recorded the single "Ballade pour Adeline".