Melvyn Tan

21 October


A sensitive soloist of refined musicality.

Sydney Morning Herald

Singapore-born pianist Melvyn Tan brings to life the history of his instrument in scintillating performances that have been heard in the world’s leading concert halls. His intimate understanding of the piano’s evolution has allowed him to apply playing styles and techniques from across the centuries to draw forth new life from even the most familiar of compositions.

Fresh from celebrating his 60th birthday, this special Melbourne appearance will see Tan directing his signature wit and thoughtfulness to works by Beethoven, Chopin and the international premiere of British composer Jonathan Dove’s new work, specially written for Tan.

Whether he’s playing the fortepiano that brought him rapt attention in the 1980s or the modern piano today, Tan’s musicianship is proof that there is always something fresh to be found.

Beethoven Sonata No 30 Op 109
Dove Catching Fire (international premiere)
Chopin 24 Preludes

IMAGE Eoin Carey