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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Melvyn Tan
Hirtenlied
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Hirtenlied

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Bagatelle, Op 33 no 5: Allegro ma non troppo
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Bagatelle, Op 33 no 5: Allegro ma non troppo
Carl Maria von Weber
Invitation to the Dance
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Invitation to the Dance
Carl Davis
Pride and Prejudice (Theme)
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Pride and Prejudice (Theme)
Claude Debussy
Reflets dans l'eau (Images - set 1)
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Reflets dans l'eau (Images - set 1)
Jonathan Dove
Catching Fire (excerpt)
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Catching Fire (excerpt)
Maurice Ravel
Noctuelles (Miroirs: No 1)
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Noctuelles (Miroirs: No 1)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No 23 in A major, K488 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 23 in A major, K488 (3rd mvt)
Franz Liszt
Les Cloches de Geneve
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Les Cloches de Geneve
Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in D major Kk 119
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Sonata in D major Kk 119
Maurice Ravel
Miroirs - Oiseaux Tristes
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Miroirs - Oiseaux Tristes
Jonathan Dove
An Airmail Letter from Mozart, Variation 4
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An Airmail Letter from Mozart, Variation 4
Carl Davis
Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice
Franz Schubert
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965
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Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491 - Larghetto
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Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491 - Larghetto
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1: 1. Allegro molto e con brio
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Piano Sonata No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1: 1. Allegro molto e con brio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro (The Marriage of Figaro)
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Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Melvyn Tan
An Airmail Letter From Mozart
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An Airmail Letter From Mozart
Felix Mendelssohn
Lied ohne Worte in D major for cello & piano, Op 109
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Lied ohne Worte in D major for cello & piano, Op 109
Franz Schubert
Heimliches Lieben, D 922
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Heimliches Lieben, D 922
Franz Schubert
Sonata in A major D664 - first movement
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Sonata in A major D664 - first movement
Franz Liszt
Années de pèlerinage, Premiere annee: Suisse - 9. Les Cloches de Genève
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Années de pèlerinage, Premiere annee: Suisse - 9. Les Cloches de Genève
Maurice Ravel
Jeux d'Eau
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Jeux d'Eau
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)
Joseph Haydn
The Mermaid's Song
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The Mermaid's Song
Franz Schubert
Impromptu in C minor, D 899 No 1
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Impromptu in C minor, D 899 No 1
Felix Mendelssohn
Lied ohne Worte, Op 109
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Lied ohne Worte, Op 109
Antonín Dvořák
String Quintet No 2 In A, Op 81 (Scherzo)
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String Quintet No 2 In A, Op 81 (Scherzo)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Piano Quintet in E, Op 15
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Piano Quintet in E, Op 15
Carl Czerny
Variations on a Theme by Rode, Op. 33
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Variations on a Theme by Rode, Op. 33
Witold Lutosławski
Variations on a theme by Paganini (1941)
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Variations on a theme by Paganini (1941)
Robert Schumann
Andante and Variations, Op.46
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Andante and Variations, Op.46
Ludwig van Beethoven
Fantasia in G minor Op.77
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Fantasia in G minor Op.77
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto in F major, K.459
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Piano Concerto in F major, K.459
Franz Schubert
Der Musensohn, D 764
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Der Musensohn, D 764
Franz Schubert
Der Wanderer an den Mond, D 870
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Der Wanderer an den Mond, D 870
Various Artists
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)
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
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