About Tan Dun
Tan Dun grew up as a farmer in rural China; he's now scheduled to release a new opera to the New York's Metropolitan Opera in 2005. In between those two events Tan Dun has had a musical career of uncommon success. He is a composer of international stature concerned more with moving humanity on a deep level than with composing in any given school or classical genre. Among his most recent awards are the Academy Award for his soundtrack to the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and the Grawemeyer Award for his opera Marco Polo.