The piece was an instant success, selling 22 million copies in 38 countries.

Each year, he plays between 150 and 200 concerts world-wide.

Clayderman has a curious market niche in developing countries. His pieces are played extensively in public areas, elevators, lobbies, malls. However, Clayderman feels pleased if his music makes daily life more pleasant.

Richard Clayderman said, "It's a great moment in my life to open a music school in China. I hope that children who learn at my school will enjoy themselves. "