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Tan Hainu (1983-    )

Tan Hainu, composer Tan Hainu, a winner of the inaugural ICA/SF Symposium on Music in the 21st Century 2009 Composition Competition, is an accomplished and innovative composer, performer, trainer, and cultural emissary whose works and charm have drawn respect and attention across continents: her music has been performed in China, the U.S., and Europe. She enjoys the challenge of conveying elegant Eastern aestheticism, Western expressionism, and abstractionism through her composition technique. A child prodigy, Tan began her musical training at four and composed a piano capriccio at age eight. She obtained her BA in music composition at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China’s best music school, where she received the highest mark for her graduation composition. She immigrated to the United States in 2004 (where she is currently a permanent resident) and has been a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and California State University, Los Angeles. Tan has received nineteen scholarships, presented compositions at four music festivals, and produced six music-paper presentations during her Master’s Degree schooling. Her paper The Conflict and Fusion of Japanese and Arabian Music Culture was selected for presentation at the 2008 Society of Composers’ Student National Conference. In the summer of 2008, Tan was privileged to have studied at the Freie Universitšt Berlin under Professor Samuel Adler of The Juilliard School, who gave her the highest marks and complimented her work ethic. She is affiliated with the American Composers Forum, American Music Center, and the Society of Composers.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Tan Hainu Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Three Little Melodies, piano (1996)
An Artistic Song: The Fragrance of Cassia Twig, soprano and piano (1997)
The Valley at Night, flute and piano (1997)
The Embarrassment World, soprano, clarinet, violin, cello, marimba, timpani and bamboo flute (1999)
A Piece for My Motherland, violin and piano (2001) [adapted from a Japanese folk melody]
String Quartet No. 1 (2001)
Remembrance of Things Past, flute, clarinet, bassoon, percussion, harp, violin, viola, cello and double bass (2002)
Sound of Nature, sextet for woodwind instruments (2002)
Orchestra Piece No. 1, "Echoes and Sparks of the Sacred Space" (2003)
String Quartet No. 2, "The Way Beset with Brambles, but You Have to Go. Why? Nobody Knows. There is a Voice Ahead
        Calling You: “Go, go, go!” (2004)
Violin Concerto No.1 (2004)
Opera of String Quartet No. 3, "Sanskrit" (2005)
Orchestra Piece No. 2 (2005)
Meteoric, flute, cello and piano (2005)
Fantasia for Large Ensemble, flute, clarinet, bassoon, percussion, harp, violin, viola, cello and double bass (2006)
Trio Sound of Camel, Erhu, violin and cello (2006)
Orchestra Piece No. 3, "Echoing Colorful Clouds and Mystic Footprints of India" (2006)
Lunar Rainbow, flute, cello and Piano (2006)
Fantasia for Solo Cello and Voice (2006)
Four-Voice Fugue, clarinet, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, piano and violin (2007)
Two Pieces for Solo Cello (2007)
Sextet for Woodwind Instruments, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, bassoon and marimba (2007)
Nine Little Pieces for Solo Clarinet (2007)
String Quartet No. 4, "Pyramid" (2007)
Two-Bird Fugue, piano (2008) [dedicated to J.S. Bach]
Flowing Water, cello (2008) [adapted from a melody of Chinese traditional Guqin]
String Trio, "The Dream of Berlin", violin, viola and cello (2008)
Quintet Sound of Wind, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2009)
Woodwind Quartet, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon (2009)
Quartet Dancing Wind, flute, clarinet, violin and cello (2009)
Kung Fu, flute and clarinet (or clarinet duet) (2010)
Fishing (String Quartet No. 5) (2010)
Guernica, violin, cello and piano (2010)
Flame of Life, chamber orchestra (2010)
Prelude and Fugue in D Major, piano (2010)
Sea World, 4 flutes (2010)
The Dream of Berlin, violin, viola and cello (2010)
Memory of Venice, clarinet (or soprano saxophone), violin and piano (2010)
    - Memory of Venice, orchestra (2010)
Hunting Fireflies, flute and clarinet (2011)
Five Psalms from the Bible, tenor and orchestra (2011)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Tan Hainu Links     ~ top of page ~
Orchestra
Orchestra Piece No. 1, "Echoes and Sparks of the Sacred Space" (2003)
Orchestra Piece No. 2 (2005)
Orchestra Piece No. 3, "Echoing Colorful Clouds and Mystic Footprints of India" (2006)
Flame of Life, chamber orchestra (2010)
Memory of Venice, orchestra (2010) [from chamber work]

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Violin Concerto No.1 (2004)

Chamber
String Quartet No. 1 (2001)
Remembrance of Things Past, flute, clarinet, bassoon, percussion, harp, violin, viola, cello and double bass (2002)
Sound of Nature, sextet for woodwind instruments (2002)
String Quartet No. 2, "The Way Beset with Brambles, but You Have to Go. Why? Nobody Knows. There is a Voice Ahead
        Calling You: “Go, go, go!” (2004)
Opera of String Quartet No. 3, "Sanskrit" (2005)
Meteoric, flute, cello and piano (2005)
Fantasia for Large Ensemble, flute, clarinet, bassoon, percussion, harp, violin, viola, cello and double bass (2006)
Trio Sound of Camel, Erhu, violin and cello (2006)
Lunar Rainbow, flute, cello and Piano (2006)
Fantasia for Solo Cello and Voice (2006)
Four-Voice Fugue, clarinet, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, piano and violin (2007)
Sextet for Woodwind Instruments, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, bassoon and marimba (2007)
    - Flying Sounds
    - Echo of Pastoral
    - Rampant Flock
String Quartet No. 4, "Pyramid" (2007)
    - From the Young
    - The Labor of Living
    - The Peak
String Trio, "The Dream of Berlin", violin, viola and cello (2008)
Quintet Sound of Wind, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2009)
Woodwind Quartet, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon (2009)
Quartet Dancing Wind, flute, clarinet, violin and cello (2009)
Kung Fu, flute and clarinet (or clarinet duet) (2010)
Fishing (String Quartet No. 5) (2010)
Guernica, violin, cello and piano (2010)
Sea World, 4 flutes (2010)
The Dream of Berlin, violin, viola and cello (2010)
Memory of Venice, clarinet (or soprano saxophone), violin and piano (2010) [also arr. for orchestra]
Hunting Fireflies, flute and clarinet (2011)

Instrument and Piano
The Valley at Night, flute and piano (1997)
A Piece for My Motherland, violin and piano (2001) [adapted from a Japanese folk melody]

Solo Instrument
Two Pieces for Solo Cello (2007)
Nine Little Pieces for Solo Clarinet (2007)
Flowing Water, cello (2008) [adapted from a melody of Chinese traditional Guqin]

Piano
Three Little Melodies, piano (1996)
    - Ghost Dance
    - Lone Shadow
    - The Strange Steps
Two-Bird Fugue, piano (2008) [dedicated to J.S. Bach]
Prelude and Fugue in D Major, piano (2010)

Vocal
An Artistic Song: The Fragrance of Cassia Twig, soprano and piano (1997)
The Embarrassment World, soprano, clarinet, violin, cello, marimba, timpani and bamboo flute (1999)
    - Embarrassment
    - Struggle
    - Glimmers of Hope
Fantasia for Solo Cello and Voice (2006)
Five Psalms from the Bible, tenor and orchestra (2011)


TAN HAINU  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
Boston Composer Wins Bowdoin Festival Competition (Bowdoin International Music Festival)
Compositions by CSULA Grad Student Resonate Across Continents (CalStateLA)
Evoking "Sound of Wind" & "The Dream of Berlin", Hainu Tan Takes Her String Works Global (CalStateLA News Release)

Composer's website   . . .   contact Tan Hainu:  here
Composer's Blog

Tan Hainu @ American Composers Forum
Tan Hainu @ CalStateLA    also    here
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Tan Hainu @ MySpaceMusic
Tan Hainu @ Pith Music
Tan Hainu @ Society of Composers

Publisher
Tan Hainu @ Composer's website

Streaming Audio
Tan Hainu @ Composer's website
Tan Hainu @ MySpaceMusic
Tan Hainu @ Society of Composers

Recordings
Tan Hainu @ Composer's website

Video
Tan Hainu @ Tan Hainu YouTube Channel
Tan Hainu @ YouTube
Tan Hainu @ Facebook
Tan Hainu @ Google Video
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