7th to 23rd July 2017

A happy marriage of opera, music and books - 00 days to go!

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Melvyn Tan

Melvyn Tan, piano
About the show

Weber Invitation to the Waltz
Liszt Les Jeux d’eau a la villa d’esté
Les Cloches de Geneve
Feux Fiollets
Jonathan Dove Catching Fire
Chopin 24 Preludes

Exploration, insight and imagination are vital ingredients in Melvyn Tan’s blend of artistic attributes. He established his international reputation in the 1980s with pioneering performances on fortepiano and continues to cast fresh light on music conceived for the piano’s early and modern forms. Tan possesses a profound understanding of his instrument’s history, its technical evolution and musical development. His performances of piano masterworks, whether on a late eighteenth-century fortepiano or today’s concert grand, penetrate 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, Tan has also received ovations for his bold programming and exceptional ability to switch from fortepiano and modern piano, even in the same recital.


Saturday 15 July


12 noon


Pavilion Arts Centre

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