2007 – Vacheron Constantin presents a Tan Dun concert in Shanghai
On 20 October, in the magnificent setting of the Shanghai Grand Theatre, Vacheron Constantin presented a marvellous concert created and directed by the internationally renowned composer and conductor Tan Dun, who conducted his two organic compositions, the Paper and the Water concertos.
More than 1,200 guests travelled from all over Asia to attend this unique event and were welcomed by Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin. It was also an opportunity for the manufacture to exhibit its Patrimony collection.
Vacheron Constantin is particularly happy to work with Tan Dun because this partnership is based on a mutual respect for tradition, innovation, open-mindedness, the transmission of expertise, and the encouragement of creativity.
Tan Dun was born in China. After working for two years in the rice fields during the cultural revolution and then as arranger for a provincial Peking Opera troupe, he spent eight years at the Central Conservatory of Peking. In 1986, he took up a fellowship at Columbia University and settled in New York, where he completed a doctorate in musical composition. Besides his classic compositions, Tan Dun is known for his experimental projects: music for ceramics, for water, for paper, and for stones. He also works with artists of other disciplines, choreographers and film directors, and interprets his own works as a soloist. His talent was rewarded in 2001 with an Oscar for the film music of Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
- Tan Dun and Mr Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin
- The Shanghai Grand Theatre
- Inside the Shanghai Grand Theatre