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The China National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) was founded in 1996 on the basis of the Central Philharmonic Society established in 1956. The orchestra is chartered and administered by the Ministry of Culture of China with three affiliations: the orchestra, a chorus, and the Beijing Concert Hall. The CNSO's present director is the renowned composer Xia Guan, Honorary Artistic Director is renowned musical artist Tan Dun, and their current Artistic Consultants are Zuquiang Wu and Zhongjie Han.

Throughout its history, the CNSO has collaborated with many world-class artists to bring excellence to their audiences both at home and abroad. The Oscar-winning documentary From Mao to Mozart (1979, Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature) showcased the good friendship and cooperation between visiting artists and the CNSO.

Additionally, the CNSO has recorded scores for films, TV series, and special events, including Zhou Enlai, The Promise, Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy, The Passionate Years, and the soundtrack for the 2008 Olympic Games.

The CNSO performs nearly 100 concerts every season, touring throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, as well as presenting unforgettable performances to Chinese audiences. The China National Symphony Orchestra sincerely invites you to enjoy these moments of beautiful music and listen to the sound of China. It brings honour to the Chinese people at home and abroad by its achievement and improvement

Tan Dun
The world-renowned artist Tan Dun, has made an indelible mark on the world's music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of art. The recipient of many honours, including a Grammy Award, Academy Award, Grawemeyer Award for classical composition, Musical America's Composer of The Year, and the Shostakovich Award.

Tan Dun's music has been played throughout the world by leading orchestras, on radio and television; and as a conductor, Dun has led the world's most esteemed orchestras. As a global cultural leader, Tan Dun is dedicated to the purpose of rediscovering, preserving, and disseminating the world’s vanishing cultures and protecting water and natural resources worldwide.