True Colors DANCE

Adrian Anantawan (Canada) – The Concert 2022

Adrian Anantawan  (Canada)

Adrian Anantawan

“The violin gave me a voice to be able to ‘say’ things to people. It wasn’t about how I looked anymore. It was how I sounded, how I was able to turn my emotions into something.” (Source)

Adrian Anantawan’s emotive violin playing has taken him places, from the White House to the Winter Olympics, and he has performed for luminaries such as former US president George W Bush, Pope John Paul II and the Dalai Lama. So moved was the Dalai Lama that he held Adrian’s hands in his own and the two men touched foreheads for a couple of seconds in an age-old gesture of connection and closeness.

Adrian graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and Yale University with a major in Music Performance and founded the non-profit organization, Music Inclusion Program, where he inculcates the importance of an accessible and inclusive orchestral learning environment.


Stay Connected

Receive news and updates about our events. Join our community!

News is delivered in English.

Your data will be used in accordance with our Privacy policy.

True Colors Festival

TCF is a long-running international festival of performing arts. We celebrate diversity and inclusion, and embrace the fact that we are One World, One Family. We choose the arts as our platform, for its power to move, inspire and heal.

As a festival, TCF brings people together to generate exchanges, innovation and creativity; and transform the way we relate to each other.

Presented by The Nippon Foundation, TCF brings diverse artists and audiences together through concerts, documentaries, music videos, film screenings, children's programs, musicals, workshops and other activities. Since 2006, festivals have been organized in Southeast Asia and Japan, with more than 1,200 artists from more than 30 countries connecting with a global audience in more than 80 countries.

TCF invites you to journey with us, to enjoy, experience, share and spread our consciousness of being One World, One Family.

Page Top