International Visiting Artist in Piano
Steinway Artist Melvyn Tan established his international reputation in the 1980s with pioneering performances on the fortepiano and continues to cast fresh light on music conceived for the piano’s early and modern forms. Exploration, insight and imagination are vital ingredients in Melvyn’s blend of artistic attributes.
Performing on the modern piano today, his profound understanding of his instrument’s history, its technical evolution and musical development, penetrates the surface of interpretive traditions and received wisdom to reveal countless expressive nuances and rarely heard tonal contrasts. Acclaimed for the wit and poetry of his playing, he has applied lessons learned from pianos of the past to conjure subtle new colours, fine details of articulation and delicate shadings from the modern concert instrument.
Melvyn Tan’s work as recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist has been heard at many of the world’s leading concert halls, from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Vienna Konzerthaus to London’s Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and New York’s Lincoln Center; and at major festivals including Salzburg and Edinburgh international festivals.