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Tan Dun

As a conductor of innovative programmes around the world, Tan Dun has led the world’s most esteemed orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Filarmonica della Scala, Münchner Philharmoniker and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra where he was recently named artistic ambassador. Tan Dun currently serves as honorary artistic director of the China National Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 he conducted the grand opening celebration of Disneyland Shanghai which was broadcast to a record-breaking audience worldwide.

Tan Dun’s individual voice has been heard widely by international audiences. His first Internet Symphony, which was commissioned by Google/YouTube, has reached over 23 million people online. His multimedia work The Map, premièred by Yo-Yo Ma and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has toured more than 30 countries worldwide. Its manuscript has been collected by the Carnegie Hall Composers Gallery. Other important premières include Four Secret Roads of Marco Polo for the Berlin Philharmonic and the piano concerto The Fire for Lang Lang and the New York Philharmonic. His percussion concerto The Tears of Nature, for soloist Martin Grubinger, received its first performance by the NDR Symphony Orchestra, Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women Symphony for 13 microfilms, harp and orchestra was co-commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and his oratorio Buddha Passion was co-commissioned by the Dresden Festival, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic.

For further information, please visit Tan Dun's website.

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