Together with Jean-Claude Biver I attended a Lang Lang private piano concert in St. Tropez. (See my pictures, videos and enjoy the recording of the entire concert if you wish…)

Lang Lang playing his Steinway & Sons ...

Lang Lang is one of the best piano players in the world. Lang Lang is an Hublot ambassador. For Jean-Claude Biver and some friends he played a private concert in St. Tropez… Click on “read more” to get the story …

 

These are moments in life you will probably never forget. We met Lang Lang at noon at the private home of Jean-Claude Biver near St. Tropez, then we had lunch at the famous Le Club 55 in  Ramatuelle and we spent the afternoon together. In the evening superstar Lang Lang played a private piano concert at White 1921, a small Boutique Hotel in St. Tropez at the French Riviera.

 

Private reception at Jean-Claude Biver´s house near St. Tropez …

 

Alexander Linz & Lang Lang
Alexander Linz & Lang Lang

 

Unbelievable! WOW! I am still overwhelmed …

 

I met Lang Lang before, but never in such a relaxed and familiar atmosphere. Lang Lang had a lot of fun this afternoon; he was so relaxed that talking to him felt like knowing him for many, many years. Lang Lang talked about his life, his career and yes he joked around with all of us.

 

This was a wonderful scene: The cow travels with Jean-Claude Biver for special occasions and is signed by friends of him…

 

Lang Lang knew the cow …

 

Lang Lang & Jean-Claude Biver standing in front the famous Hublot Cow that travels around the world and is signed by friends of Jean-Claude Biver.
Lang Lang & Jean-Claude Biver standing in front the famous Hublot Cow that travels around the world and is signed by friends of Jean-Claude Biver.

 

… click on the short video, you will like it …

 

 

… and there is me showing my signature on the cow …

 

I found my signature on the cow. I signed in Paris when the cow stud at the Place Vendome.
I found my signature on the cow. I signed it in Paris when the cow stood at the Place Vendome.

 

Lang Lang and Jean-Claude Biver smelling the lavender in Mr. Biver´s garden …

 

Jean-Claude Biver and Lang Lang enjoying life ...
Jean-Claude Biver and Lang Lang enjoying life …

 

Lunch at Le Club 55 together with Lang Lang and Jean-Claude Biver …

 

Le Club 55 ...
Le Club 55 in Ramatuelle  …
Lunch with Lang Lang at the famous Le Club 55 near St. Tropez. Lang Lang got a small cow as a present from Mr. Biver
Lunch with Lang Lang at the famous Le Club 55 near St. Tropez. Lang Lang got a small cow as a present from Mr. Biver
Lang Lang showing his new cow...
Lang Lang showing his new cow…
Lang really liked the present from Mr. Biver...
Lang really liked the present from Mr. Biver…
Lang Lang and Mrs. Sandra Biver
Lang Lang and Mrs. Sandra Biver
Lang Lang shows the private dedication of Mr. Biver on his cow.
Lang Lang shows the private dedication of Mr. Biver on his cow.
This is the private dedication of Mr. Biver for Lang Lang
This is the private dedication of Mr. Biver for Lang Lang

 

In this context you must hear the interview I intended to make with Lang Lang and Jean-Claude Biver. But just in the moment when I started I decided that we should change roles. So I asked Lang Lang to interview Jean-Claude Biver and Jean-Claude Biver to interview Lang Lang.

 

These five minutes are absolutely a MUST!

 

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The evening concert with Lang Lang at the White 1921 Boutique Hotel in St. Tropez …

 

Then I want to show you in a video I taped how Jean-Claude Biver welcomed Lang Lang at the White 1921.

 

 

I also have a short video showing you Lang Lang playing his Steinway & Sons grand piano and I have a full recording of the 20 minutes private concert of Lang Lang from yesterday. When you listen to my recording you will hear Lang Lang announcing that he will start with a sonata of Mozart.

The “Austrian friend” Lang Lang mentions is me 🙂

 

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Here is a short video showing Lang Lang playing his Steinway & Sons grand piano

 

 

… and last but not least some impressions of this wonderful evening in St. Tropez at White 1921 

 

 

Jean-Claude and Sandra Biver and Lang Lang together with his mother
Jean-Claude and Sandra Biver and Lang Lang together with his mother
Lang Lang playing his Steinway & Sons ...
Lang Lang playing his Steinway & Sons grand piano  …
BRAVO, BRAVISSIOMO Lang Lang
BRAVO, BRAVISSIOMO Lang Lang!
Jean-Claude Biver signs the picture with the elephant
Jean-Claude Biver signs the picture with the elephant
Lang Lang´s signature on the the elephant picture ...
Lang Lang´s signature on the the elephant picture …
After the concert Lang Lang signed autographs and dedications for those who wanted ...
After the concert Lang Lang signed autographs and dedications for those who wanted …
Lang Lang was in a very good mood and so friendly - all day long until late at night...
Lang Lang was in a very good mood and so friendly – all day long until late at night…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  • I amazed by people who claiming that the prices of watches are too high . Do you know how many years take to develope any movement ? How many hours takes to polish each part and the to assemble the watch ? Each watch in high end wristwatches is assembled by hand . It may take 1-2 months id the movement is complicated. Every penny for in the price of watch is counted by those hours of work. So , common , give a respect .
    Mozart also was a geniuos 🙂

    • Lang Lang , as great as he is at playing the piano, is no Mozart. It seems like this site is being taken over by the clever marketing of people like Mr Biver. I know you have to have a good working relationship with the watch companies but too much sucking up.

        • I have a lot of respect for your insight & hard work that has taken your site to such high levels. I can’t help being cynical, it’s a personal failing of mine, regards.

    • Hi

      I wisit the watch shop in London Heatrow on my way to the Middle East, informed Hublot was the most popular brand, people were more than happy to pay Mr Biver recommended price, thus Rolex were cheaper.

  • Dear Alex,
    you are so lucky to get faced with those unique people .
    They both are hard workers in their fields. You can not play piano like Lang Lang if you did not exercize 8-9 hours per day .
    I am not familiarwith Mr Biver , but I do know what is Hublot:-)

  • Hello Alex,

    I was curious as to what watch it is that your wear. Unfortunately even with enlarging the picture I could not make out the brand . Would you be kind enough to let us know the brand of your watch ?

    thank-you,
    Peter

  • It looks like you had a good time with Mr Biver in his home and Lang Lang. One is world master of the piano and the other is master of getting people to believe overpriced Hublot is a must have item like a Rolex.

    • Jean-Claude Biver and Lang Lang both are incredible human success stories today. Both worked hard and still do… Both deserve highest respect! If you do not like Hublot buy another brand, the choice today is huge and you can easily find a watch that will fit you. I can tell you the only watch brands on the wrists I saw in the last days in St. Tropez were Bulgari, Cartier, Hublot and Rolex … If Hublot today belongs to this luxurious club this is due to Jean-Claude Biver. Believe me, if I would be able to do the same what Biver did, I would do exactly the same…

      • Alex, would you say that a Hublot would not draw as much unwanted attention from thieves, as a Rolex would ,because it is not as well known World Wide among average people ? In other words what I am saying is that it is less conspicuous when traveling abroad .

      • I appreciate mr. Biver work, he is truly a visionaire and marketing genious, but Hublot has many more stronger references than being present on st. Tropez crowd wrist… to be honest, st. Tropez nouveaux riches Hublot love is what drive away Hublot from real WIS and they even spit on techical marvels like laferrari that Hublot makes… but at the end of the day it0s all business and money, and there are more NR than WIS in Hublot market…

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