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Grammy-winning Chinese American producer to debut at Carnegie Hall in New York

2019/5/29 11:53:56   source:Xinhua

Chinese American producer Christopher Tin, a two-time Grammy Award winner, is to make his Carnegie Hall conducting debut with the presentation of his classical crossover album Calling All Dawns.

The concert, which will be held on June 9 at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in mid-Manhattan, is presented by the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY).

California-born Tin, the DCINY composer-in-residence, will be leading a mass choir of singers performing Calling All Dawns with a full orchestra.

Calling All Dawns, Tin's debut album is a multi-lingual song cycle. The work received a Grammy in 2011 for Best Classical Crossover Album, Tin's second Grammy award. Tin won his first Grammy for the song "Baba Yetu," originally written as the theme song for the video game "Civilization IV" and re-released for Calling All Dawn.

The song was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the first piece of music written for a video game ever to win a Grammy. "Baba Yetu" is one of the most frequently performed contemporary choral pieces.

Born to immigrant parents from Hong Kong, Tin grew up in northern California, firmly grounded in classical music, but heavily influenced by jazz, musical theatre, and the underground rave scene of '90s San Francisco. He did his undergraduate work at Stanford and Oxford, graduating with honors with a BA in Music and English, and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. He then received an MMus with Distinction from the Royal College of Music in London, where he graduated at the top of his class and won the Joseph Horovitz composition prize.

Founded in 2007 by Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, with its first public performance in January 2008, DCINY is a leading producer of dynamic musical entertainment in renowned international venues.

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