Melvyn Tan
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1956-10-13
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Melvyn Tan

Melvyn Tan Biography (Wikipedia)

Melvyn Tan (Chinese: 陈万荣) (born 13 October 1956) is a Singapore-born British classical pianist, noted for his study of historical performance practice.

From a young age, he went to England to study, first at the Yehudi Menuhin School when he was twelve years old, later enrolling at the Royal College of Music.

Upon returning to Singapore in 2005, he was fined for not having done National Service in Singapore, although he was studying in London during the time he was required to serve, had already started a busy concert career and he had already acquired British citizenship.

During his development as a pianist, Tan developed a passion for the fortepiano, which he has promoted throughout his career, and thereby changed other musicians' perceptions of this instrument. He has now returned mainly to the pianoforte and performs a wide ranging repertoire from Bach to Messiaen.

He has lived in London since 1978, and continues to give concerts worldwide. In 2007, he performed at the Royal Academy of Arts for Jasper Conran's London Fashion Week collection.

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Variations for Judith (highlights)
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Variations for Judith (highlights)
Frédéric Chopin
24 Preludes Op 28, No 17 in A flat major
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24 Preludes Op 28, No 17 in A flat major
Jonathan Dove
Catching Fire (extract)
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Catching Fire (extract)
Frédéric Chopin
24 Preludes Op 28, No 15 in D flat major (Raindrop)
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24 Preludes Op 28, No 15 in D flat major (Raindrop)
Carl Davis
Pride and Prejudice (Theme)
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Pride and Prejudice (Theme)
Jonathan Dove
An Airmail Letter from Mozart: Var II & Var III
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An Airmail Letter from Mozart: Var II & Var III
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.1 in C major: II. Largo
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Piano Concerto No.1 in C major: II. Largo
Franz Schubert
Impromptu in C minor, D 899 No 1
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Impromptu in C minor, D 899 No 1
Melvyn Tan
An Airmail Letter From Mozart
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An Airmail Letter From Mozart
Franz Liszt
Encore - Concert Étude No. 3 "Un sospiro"
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Encore - Concert Étude No. 3 "Un sospiro"
Franz Liszt
Piano sonata in B minor S.178
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Piano sonata in B minor S.178
Carl Czerny
Marche funèbre sur la mort de Beethoven Op.146
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Marche funèbre sur la mort de Beethoven Op.146
Carl Czerny
Variations on a theme of Rode La Ricordanza Op.33
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Variations on a theme of Rode La Ricordanza Op.33
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano sonata no.30 Op.109
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Piano sonata no.30 Op.109
Ludwig van Beethoven
6 Bagatelles Op.126
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6 Bagatelles Op.126
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major Op.19; 3rd movement; Rondo
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Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major Op.19; 3rd movement; Rondo
Franz Schubert
6 Moments Musicaux: no.1
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6 Moments Musicaux: no.1
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No 30 in E major Op 109, 1st Mvt
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Piano Sonata No 30 in E major Op 109, 1st Mvt
Johann Sebastian Bach
Variations for Judith (11 short reflections on Bist du bei mir)
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Variations for Judith (11 short reflections on Bist du bei mir)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466 (Rondo)
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Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466 (Rondo)
Felix Mendelssohn
Cello Sonata No 2 in D major, Op 58 (1st mvt)
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Cello Sonata No 2 in D major, Op 58 (1st mvt)
Dmitri Shostakovich
Waltz
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Waltz
Franz Schubert
Marche Militaire
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Marche Militaire
Joseph Haydn
The Mermaid's Song; A Pastoral Song
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The Mermaid's Song; A Pastoral Song
Ludwig van Beethoven
7 Variations on 'God Save the King'
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7 Variations on 'God Save the King'
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for piano No. 26 in E flat major, 'Les Adieux' - 3rd mv
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Sonata for piano No. 26 in E flat major, 'Les Adieux' - 3rd mv
Franz Schubert
Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D 558
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Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D 558
Joseph Haydn
Sailor's Song (Canzonettas, Set 2)
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Sailor's Song (Canzonettas, Set 2)
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Hirtenlied
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Hirtenlied
Melvyn Tan
The Shepherd on the Rock, D 965
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The Shepherd on the Rock, D 965
Melvyn Tan
Nacht und Träume, D 827
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Nacht und Träume, D 827
Nigel Kennedy
Sonata For Violin & Piano
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Sonata For Violin & Piano
Melvyn Tan
Oiseaux, si tous les ans - ariette K.307 for voice and piano
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Oiseaux, si tous les ans - ariette  K.307 for voice and piano
Henry Litolff
Concerto symphonique no. 4 Op.102 for piano and orchestra: 2nd movement; Scherzo
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Concerto symphonique no. 4 Op.102 for piano and orchestra: 2nd 	movement; Scherzo
Melvyn Tan
Concerto symphonique no. 4 Op.102..: 2nd movement; Scherzo
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Concerto symphonique no. 4 Op.102..: 2nd movement; Scherzo
Claude Debussy
Preludes - book 1: no.8; La Fille aux cheveux de lin
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Preludes - book 1: no.8; La Fille aux cheveux de lin
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata in F Minor Op. 2, No. 1
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Piano Sonata in F Minor Op. 2, No. 1
Johann Gottfried Müthel
Sonata in F (from Montagu Music Collection)
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Sonata in F (from Montagu Music Collection)
Melvyn Tan
Nocturne No.4 in A
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Nocturne No.4 in A
Melvyn Tan
Sonata in F - 1st mvt
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Sonata in F - 1st mvt
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