Yanni was the first western artist to perform at The Spring Festival Gala, CCTV's annual program celebrating the Lunar New Year.
Yanni has performed at 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Acropolis, The Taj Mahal, The Forbidden City, El Morro, Carthage, The Kremlin, Byblos and now, the Giza Pyramids.
Yanni composed the theme song for China's largest documentary, The Hexi Corridor, a ten episode history of the Northerns Silk Road trading route which was the most important trading route to Central Asia and for the military.
Yanni composed "Seven Billion Dreams" and provided as a gift to NASA for the 15th anniversary of continuous human presence aboard the ISS
Yanni music is a staple in the education system in China.
Yanni has been a spokesperson for the WWF (The World Wildlife Fund) for over the last four years.
Yanni was the first artist to be honored with the adoption of a giant panda cub by the people of China, reserved almost exclusively for nations.
Yanni composed music for 4 televised sporting events: The US Open, Masters, Olympics and Tour de France.
Yanni´s "Live at the Acropolis" is the 2nd best selling music video of all time.