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Award-winning Chinese composer and conductor, opens the Chinese new year in Flagey

The Oscar and Grammy Award-winning Chinese composer and conductor Tan Dun says tonight together with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, the Chinese new year 2019 in a unique concert at the Brussels ‘ Flagey. The exchange, organised by the EU-Asia Centre, and Mission of China to the EU, is also in the sign of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the people’s Republic of China.

The exceptional musical event in the cultural relationship between the European Union and China in the paint and strengthen. In addition to composer-conductor Tan Dun is also a UNESCO Global Goodwill Ambassador. Thanks to its many appearances in European cultural institutions and, above all, thanks to his work for the film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, he is not unknown in Belgium and Europe.

On Monday 28 January, the day before the concert, organised the EU-Asia Centre, together with the Confucius Institute of the VUB and the Brussels Academy of China and European Studies, a panel discussion on public diplomacy. Academics, denktankexperts, policy makers and artists expressing their views about the role of public diplomacy and artistic cooperation in the bring together of two continents.

This afternoon was there in the company of the press one last time rehearsed for the unique concert. There will be 20 hours is it for real for the musicians of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and the Chinese new year 2019 was officially heralded.

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