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“TAN DUN”

Tan Dun has made an unforgettable mark as a conceptual and versatile composer/conductor on the world’s music scene with a creative repertoire that crosses the boundaries of multimedia performance, classical music, and Eastern and Western traditions. He won the most prestigious honors of today which includes the Grawemeyer Award for classical composition and Musical America’s Composer of The Year, Grammy Award, Oscar/Academy Award, Bach Prize of the City of Hamburg and Moscow’s Shostakovich Award. Tan Dun records for Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, EMI and Opus Arte. His recordings have garnered many great compliment, including a Grammy Award (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and nomination (The First Emperor; Marco Polo), Japan’s Recording Academy Awards for Best Contemporary Music CD (Water Passion after St. Matthew) and the BBC’s Best Orchestral Album (Death and Fire). His music has been played all throughout the world by opera houses, international festivals, leading orchestras, and on the radio and television. Tan Dun, as a composer/conductor, has led the world’s most prominent orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, New York Philharmonic, Berliner Philharmoniker, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Filharmonica della Scala, Münchner Philharmoniker and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, among others. He served as “Cultural Ambassador


to the World” for World EXPO Shanghai in 2010. His dedicated work was celebrated when UNESCO appointed Tan Dun as its global Goodwill Ambassador which took place at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris on World Water Day and featured a free public presentation of Tan Dun’s own music by the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. His first Internet Symphony, which was commissioned by Google/YouTube, has reached over 15 million people online. His Organic Music Trilogy of Water, Paper and Ceramic Concerti have numerous major concert halls and festivals. His multimedia work, The Map, premiered by Yo Yo Ma and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has travel around more than 30 countries worldwide. Paper Concerto was premiered with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the opening of the Walt Disney Hall. Other important recent premieres include Four Secret Roads of Marco Polo for the Berlin Philharmonic and Piano Concerto “The Fire” for Lang Lang and the New York Philharmonic. Tan Dun was commissioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to write the Logo Music and Award Ceremony Music for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Current projects include a new percussion concerto for soloist Martin Grubinger that premiered last year with the NDR Symphony Orchestra and a harp concerto inspired by the secret Nushu calligraphy of Tan Dun’s home province of Hunan, China commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Tan Dun has made an unforgettable mark as a conceptual and versatile composer/conductor on the world’s music scene with a creative repertoire that crosses the boundaries of multimedia performance, classical music, and Eastern and Western traditions. He won the most prestigious honors of today which includes the Grawemeyer Award for classical composition and Musical America’s Composer of The Year, Grammy Award, Oscar/Academy Award, Bach Prize of the City of Hamburg and Moscow’s Shostakovich Award. Tan Dun records for Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, EMI and Opus Arte. His recordings have garnered many great compliment, including a Grammy Award (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and nomination (The First Emperor; Marco Polo), Japan’s Recording Academy Awards for Best Contemporary Music CD (Water Passion after St. Matthew) and the BBC’s Best Orchestral Album (Death and Fire). His music has been played all throughout the world by opera houses, international festivals, leading orchestras, and on the radio and television. Tan Dun, as a composer/conductor, has led the world’s most prominent orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, New York Philharmonic, Berliner Philharmoniker, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Filharmonica della Scala, Münchner Philharmoniker and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, among others. He served as “Cultural Ambassador to the World” for World EXPO Shanghai in 2010. His dedicated work was celebrated when UNESCO appointed Tan Dun as its global Goodwill Ambassador which took place at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris on World Water Day and featured a free public presentation of Tan Dun’s own music by the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. His first Internet Symphony, which was commissioned by Google/YouTube, has reached over 15 million people online. His Organic Music Trilogy of Water, Paper and Ceramic Concerti have numerous major concert halls and festivals. His multimedia work, The Map, premiered by Yo Yo Ma and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has travel around more than 30 countries worldwide. Paper Concerto was premiered with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the opening of the Walt Disney Hall. Other important recent premieres include Four Secret Roads of Marco Polo for the Berlin Philharmonic and Piano Concerto “The Fire” for Lang Lang and the New York Philharmonic. Tan Dun was commissioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to write the Logo Music and Award Ceremony Music for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Current projects include a new percussion concerto for soloist Martin Grubinger that premiered last year with the NDR Symphony Orchestra and a harp concerto inspired by the secret Nushu


calligraphy of Tan Dun’s home province of Hunan, China commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

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