Now living in New York, the Chinese composer and conductor Tan Dun combines classical and modern elements in his compositions and unites Asian and European styles of music. Born in 1957, Dun composes operas and film music as well as works for orchestra. Tan Dun was awarded an Oscar and a Grammy in 2000 after creating the soundtrack to Ang Lee’s Film CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON with Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang. Zurich Film Festival welcomed this exceptional composer in 2008 for an open ZFF Masters. Tan Dun discussed his work for CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, HERO and THE BANQUET, and talked about his work between the continents. The workshop talk was accompanied by film excerpts.