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Washington D.C: Tan Dun celebrates the Lunar New Year with Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center

On Feb 15th, 2018, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts featured renowned Chinese conductor and composer Tan Dun as the highlight of their three-year Lunar New Year celebration. Tan Dun conducted the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in a spectacular program. The performance was bookended by two of Igor Stravinsky’s works, opening with Feu d’artifice Op. 4 (Fireworks) and closing with Firebird Suite. The Washington Classical Review, stated that the “first, a colorful and precise read...

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...