The Synergies

Musicians Linkage, The Philomusica Society and in collaboration with KEN TTDI are proud to present a tag-team performance of two Dr. Our very special guest is none other than Dr Bernard Tan and together with the Artistic Director of Musicians Linkage, Dr Goh Chia-Chien. Besides, this event is supported by Spectrum Outdoor & Graceful Piano!

=== Guest Biography ===

Malaysian pianist Dr. Bernard Tan graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in collaborative piano from University of Michigan, USA, under the tutelage of the world-renowned Martin Katz. He previously resided in Birmingham, United Kingdom, where he graduated with Master of Music with Distinction from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, under the tutelage of Robin Bowman and Jan Loeffler. His playing has been remarked as having "technical excellence and fluency, original approach to interpretation and highly developed sense of ensemble playing" by Russian concert pianist, Mikhail Kazekevich.

Dr. Tan has won numerous prizes, awards, and fellowships for his work as a pianist. In the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, he was awarded the John Ireland Accompanist Prize, second prize in the Delia Hall Accompanist Prize, and highly-commended pianist in both the Edward Brooks Lieder and English Songs Prizes, and the Stuart Cameron French Song Prize. He was also a recipient of the Denis Matthew Memorial Trust and Malcolm John Bullock Memorial Trust Award. Bernard won the inaugural Hester Dickson full scholarship award to Oxenfoord International Summer School in 2016, led by the renowned pianist Malcolm Martineau. His work as an opera répétiteur has seen him appointed as an opera coach in productions in Italy, Canada, UK and USA. Bernard is also a regular coach in Veneto Opera Summer School in Italy. He is a member of Verbunkos Trio and the group has won the Birmingham Town Hall Symphony Prize which awarded them a recital opportunity in the prestigious venue.

Bernard is also a passionate music educator. He started teaching as a teenager and has since devoted his time to developing his teaching philosophy not only in piano playing, but also in coaching singers. As a specialist in vocal music, he has coached numerous singers in competitions, opera productions and recitals. Praised for having "an admirable physiological setup" by British pianist Robin Bowman, Bernard is known in his piano teaching to emphasise on technique as a foundation for expressive playing. One of his highlights is guiding a pianist in his 70s to perform a full-length piano recital. Bernard has also given masterclasses at University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Kuala Lumpur City Opera, and Opera Emporio in the UK. His constant work with pianists and singers alike has led him to be described as a "knowledgeable and enthusiastic coach" by soprano Dr. Rose Mannino.

Bernard holds both the Licentiate Diplomas in Piano Performance from Trinity College London and Royal Schools of Music, LTCL and LRSM. He was the pianist in Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) from 2013-2015, performing under the baton of Kevin Field and Fabian Russell as an orchestra pianist and as a chamber pianist in Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP).


Come enjoy the live music performance by the two Dr at The Space, Level 2, Menara KEN TTDI on Saturday, 10th of October 2020.

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Sat Oct 10, 2020
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM MYT
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