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London: Tan Dun reunites with the London Symphony Orchestra in an “imaginative” evening

Tan Dun led the London Symphony Orchestra and the award-winning China Trio in the UK premiere of his Martial Arts Trilogy (2011) at the Barbican Centre on Nov. 30th, 2017. Financial Times critic, Richard Fairman, describes the Martial Arts Trilogy concert event as a “success” and the music “varied and imaginative”, stating that the “epic quality and fantasy are clear enough”. Adapted for the concert hall by Tan Dun from his three epic Chinese film scores...

Germany: Tan Dun Leads NDR Radiophilharmonie and Alexej Gerassimez in a Sold-out Tour

Listen to Tan Dun lead the NDR Radiophilharmonie and percussionist Alexej Gerassimez perform Tan Dun's Percussion Concerto: The Tears of Nature and Mussorgsky's classic Pictures at an Exhibition. This week Tan Dun takes the podium in Hannover conducting the NDR Radiophilharmonie to kick off his five-city tour in Germany. Sharing the stage with the dynamic percussionist Alexej Gerassimez, Tan Dun’s program features Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and his own Percussion Concerto: Tears of Nature. Tan...

Tan Dun Presented with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2017 Venice Biennale

"This year the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement goes to Tan Dun, a charismatic multitalented figure in the music of our time, and one of the composers most representative of the creativity born and bred in the orient that has so intensely engaged with and indeed bonded with the west. Tan Dun’s compositions, such as the three symphonic scores that he himself will conduct in their Italian premiere performances in the concert with the Orchestra...

Symphonic Rock

This July, Tan Dun took the stage for the Shanghai Summer Air Festival, leading the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Hanggai Band in a program of Symphonic Rock. "Symphonic Rock is a dialogue between symphony and rock 'n' roll," says Tan Dun. "Bach talks to rock, Wagner to Kublai Khan. The music can contain so many different elements, and we're taking folk to the future." Tan Dun has collaborated with the Hanggai Band, a Mongolian folk group,...