Tan Dun | Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement
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The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement is the highest award given by the board of La Biennale di Venezia (The Venice Biennale). In 2017, during the 61st International Festival of Contemporary Music at the 57th Venice Arts Biennale, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement was presented to Tan Dun, “one of the composers most representative of the creativity born in the East that has so intensely engaged with and in deed bonded with the West.” The award ceremony and concert took place on September 30th, 2017 at the Teatro alle Tese where Tan Dun conducted the Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai in the Italian premiere performances of three compositions by Tan Dun – Concerto for Orchestra (from Marco Polo), Percussion Concerto “The Tears of Nature” and Passacaglia: Secrets of Wind and Birds.