As a world-renowned artist and UNESCO Global Goodwill Ambassador, Tan Dun has made an indelible mark on the world’s music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music, multimedia performance, and Eastern and Western traditions. A winner of the Grammy, Academy, Grawemeyer, and Shostakovich Awards; the Bach Prize; and most recently Italy’s Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, his music has been played throughout the world by leading orchestras, opera houses, international festivals, and on radio and television. In 2016 he conducted the grand opening celebration of Disneyland Shanghai which was broadcast to a record-breaking audience worldwide.
Mr. Dun has led the China tours of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Japan’s NHK Symphony Orchestra. His current season includes leading the Orchestre National de Lyon in a five-city China tour, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra in a four-city tour of Switzerland and Belgium, as well as engagements with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, where he was recently named Artistic Ambassador. Mr. Dun currently serves as the Honorary Artistic Director of the China National Symphony Orchestra. Next season, he will conduct the English Chamber Orchestra in their tour to China. He has led the world’s most esteemed orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw, London Symphony, Philadelphia, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, and Sydney Symphony Orchestras; the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Orchestre National de France; Filarmonica della Scala; Münchner Philharmoniker; and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, among others.
Tan Dun conducted The Orchestra Now on November 11, 2018.