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Arjan Tien


F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

"Superb salute to Beethoven. A performance of a lifetime."

(Eroica) (William Charlton-Perkins)

“Lightning conductor challenges, revitalizes JPO”

(Sibelius symphony no.2)

"Arjan Tien...demonstrated his extraordinary rapport with the musicians of the Johannesburg Philharmonic. There is a unifying bond with concrete evidence that his leadership in both the technical and aesthetic levels of musicianship clearly informs listeners that an ascending line of higher inspiration is in place.... It is through his strength in musically organizational skills that A.T.  demonstrated how his layered structure of advanced musical architecture comes alive in riveting sounds, stirring the soul." (Paul Boekkooi)

"Arjan Tien confidently guided the philharmonie zuidnederland through the genius scores. He ensured that the young singers stayed alert and supported them in an exemplary fashion."

TROUW ****

"The choir did an excellent job and the philharmonie zuidnederland, lead by Arjan Tien, left nothing to be desired."

PLACE de l'Opera (on Mozart's le Nozze di Figaro) 

E V E N T S​

June 8

June 15

March 29

June 8 2023

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

Soloist: Emanuil Ivanov

Rachmaninov Scherzo in d minor (1887)

Rachmaninov Paganini Variations

Mahler Symphony no.4 

June 15 2023

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

Soloist: Mike Wang

Rachmaninov Piano concerto no.2, op,18

Bartók  Concerto for Orchestra

March 29 2023

The Guards Band, representative orchestra to the President of Finland

soloist: Seeli Toivio

Shostakovich Festive Overture

Johan de Meij Casanova cello concerto

Prokofiev Athletic March

Stravinsky Firebird Suite



RIMSKY & CO Originals  + WorthWeill Originals

Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy

"You did my piece wonderfully. The first movement was perfection. The second movement was faster than I am used to, and it sounds great that way. I loved what you did in the Andante, and the final Tarantella was a show of brilliant virtuosity."

John Corigliano

***** 5 Stars  GELDERLANDER

"Hier wordt duidelijk dat de Marinierskapel en Tien een gouden combinatie vormen waar we héél zuinig op moeten wezen."

LUISTER magazine 10/10


BBC Music Magazine ***** 5 STARS

Astonishing clarity of sound and texture thanks both to a crack ensemble and the superb recording. Brilliant, effervescent discoveries.


Mahler Symphony no.2 "Auferstehung"
LIVE from the Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Channel Classics
CD of the Month Audiophile 5 times 5 Stars

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