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Tan Dun

Date of Birth
  August 18th, 1957
  Born in 1957 in Hunan Province. In 1978 was admitted in the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, and in 1986 doctorated in Art in the American Columbia University. Became famous around China for his "Heaven, Earth, Mankind" Symphony composed in celebration of the 1997 Hong Kong handover, using a complete set of "Bian Zhong," a priceless set of bronze bells in various sizes built over 2000 years ago. Studied in the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China's highest music institution.