Fun Kids, the UK’s children’s radio station, has launched eight new digital radio stations, including Europe’s first classical music radio station for children, Fun Kids Classical, with globally-renowned pianist Lang Lang as Ambassador.
“I am passionate about giving children the opportunity to hear classical music”
Lang Lang said, “I am passionate about giving children the opportunity to hear classical music from a young age, so it’s wonderful to work with Fun Kids Classical to help inspire a new generation of classical music lovers.”
Lang Lang is one of the world’s biggest classical stars. He has sold millions of albums around the world, topping classical charts and achieving simultaneous mainstream success. Through his concerts, recordings and International Music Foundation, Lang Lang has inspired 40 million children to learn the piano and has developed hugely successful educational programmes. Everything Lang Lang does is underpinned by the belief that “music makes life better – it heals, unites and inspires, and it makes us better people.”
Fun Kids Classical
Fun Kids Classical features music by composers including Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, and performances from young artists including cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and saxophonist Jess Gillam. Lang Lang’s recordings will also be featured including his most recent release, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and his 2019 chart-topping album Piano Book, which includes many of the pieces that first inspired him to play the piano as a child and led him on his path to international stardom. Did you know that classical music can help boost your child’s concentration, focus and help them to relax?
Fun Kids’ other new radio stations are Fun Kids Animals, Fun Kids Silly, Fun Kids Party, Fun Kids Pop Hits, Fun Kids Naps, Fun Kids Classics and Fun Kids Soundtracks which will join the existing stations Fun Kids and Fun Kids Junior.
“We are excited about bringing classical music to a young audience”
Matt Deegan, Station Manager at Fun Kids, explained, “We know how much children enjoy our regular Fun Kids and Fun Kids Junior channels, but we feel that as grown-ups have lots of options about what to tune in to, that kids should have that choice as well.” He added, “We’re over the moon to be working with Lang Lang to help curate Fun Kids Classical and we are excited about bringing classical music to a young audience.”
Listeners can tune in online via smart speakers, funkidslive.com and the Fun Kids App as well as on a variety of other platforms. The stations are also a part of the Amazon Kids+ service on Amazon Fire tablets.