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Tan Dun

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Theatrical [and] ritualistic, Tan Dun’s music sculpts sound and transforms everything into a riveting experience that is hard to define but very easy to appreciate.
The Los Angeles Times
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Career Highlights:
  • 2012 UNESCO appointed Tan Dun as its global Goodwill Ambassador
  • 2010 Collaborated with producer Quincy Jones on the theme song and appointed as Cultural Ambassador for World Expo 2010 in Shanghai
  • 2008 Selected to compose official ceremonial music for the Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
  • 2006 The First Emperor premiered by the Metropolitan Opera
  • 2003 Premiere of Paper Concerto at the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles
  • 2003 Performance of The Map in rural Hunan brought the first Western music concerto to thousands of local villagers
  • 2000 Academy and Grammy Awards for score to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • 1997 Symphony 1997: Heaven, Earth, Manking commemorates the official handover of Hong Kong by UK to China
  • 1996 Recipient of the Glenn Gould International Protégé Prize in Music