Xiang-Dong Kong (born 1968, in Shanghai), Chinese pianist, one of the musicians featured in the 1979 documentary film, From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China. Kong was the Gold Medalist at the 1988 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. In 1992 he won the Sydney International Piano Competition. Dr. Tony Zhou, the executive editor of CAET, interviewed Kong for the Featured Artist column of the journal. The pianist shared his story and mission to bring music to the public to improve the well-being of humanity. This text is edited from the original video interview done July 16, 2019 (see video 1).
孔祥东，中国著名钢琴演奏家，曾多次在国际钢琴比赛中荣获金奖，2008年北京奥运会主题曲之一 “永远的朋友” 主创作曲家。在CAET执行主编周宇博士对他的采访中，他分享了自己从音乐家走向教育家的心路历程，并致力于将音乐带给大众并提升人类健康和幸福的故事。本文是在原采访视频上编辑完成的。