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Tan Dun Led the Australian Premiere of Buddha Passion

On October 6, 2018, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed the Australian premiere of Tan Dun’s new large-scale choral work Buddha Passion. Critics and audiences alike resoundingly praised the piece as a “vivid and approachable epic… [bringing] many in the audience to their feet” for a prolonged standing ovation (Limelight). The orchestra, chorus, and soloists virtuosically realized the challenging combination of eastern and western stylistic elements, and “responded enthusiastically to Tan [Dun’s] clear direction”...

Tan Dun’s Landmark New Work Buddha Passion Goes On Tour

Hailed as an "astonishing experience of linguistic and musical landscape" (Suddeutsche Zeitung, Dresden) and  "powerful sound epic" (Global Interculture, Dresden), Tan Dun's Buddha Passion launches from its Dresden world premiere to tour the world. On Saturday, October 6, 2018 Tan Dun will conduct the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Melbourne International Arts Festival. The extraordinary and unique musical work will then continue onto having its Asia Premiere in Hong Kong on November 2nd and 3rd, 2018 and...

Tan Dun Receives the Jecheon Asia Film Music Honorary Award, South Korea 2018

Launched in 2005, Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF) strives to be both a celebration of film set in the beautiful landscapes of Jecheon City and exhilarating music shared and enjoyed by everyone of all generations and musical tastes. The film music composers who left significant marks in the Korean film music industry had been awarded Jecheon Film Music Honorary Award by Jecheon International Music and Film Festival since 2006 to 2016. All 11 film...

World Premiere of Tan Dun’s landmark new work Buddha Passion presented at Dresden Music Festival on May 23rd, 2018.

On May 23rd, Tan Dun will conduct the world premiere of his landmark new work - Buddha Passion at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele at Kulturpalast Dresden in Dresden, Germany. Commissioned jointly by the Dresdner Musikfestspiele, New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the piece promises to “takes your breath away” (Dresden Music Festival). This monumental work, sung in Chinese and Sanskrit, is scored for seven soloists, choir and orchestra and will be performed by...