Pianist Dr Azariah Tan has inspired audiences around the world. He graduated with a Doctor in Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan, under the guidance of Dr. Logan Skelton. The President’s Young Performer was also a Dean’s lister at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory where he graduated with first-class honors from his undergraduate studies with Albert Tiu.
Azariah has been a recipient of many awards, such as the VSArts International Young Soloists Award; the NUS Outstanding Young Alumni Award; and the NUS Society Medal for Outstanding All-Round Achievements. He is also a first-prize winner at several national as well as international piano competitions.
As an educator, he has conducted lecture-recitals at conferences both locally and internationally, where he has appeared as guest artist and speaker. He has also taught on the piano faculty of Bluelake Fine Arts Camp in Muskegon and regularly holds masterclasses at music institutions. He has also been an examiner for students preparing for the O level Music Examinations and is a certified Faber Method Piano Clinician.
Azariah has been extensively featured on international TV, radio and in printed, as well as national news media. He has performed in the USA at venues such as the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall as well as internationally, in Europe, Japan and South-East Asia, and has appeared in concerto performances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Polish Silesian Philharmonic, and others.
Azariah feels deep gratitude for the opportunities that life has offered him and gives back by performing at events to raise funds for charity organizations. In 2014, he was named Honoree at the Ten Outstanding Young People (TOYP) Singapore, as well as a finalist in 2017 for the Singapore Youth Award, the nation’s highest youth accolade, in recognition of the inspirational role he exemplifies.
Dr Azariah Tan teaches Piano, Theory and does Piano accompaniment for students at Tanglewood Music School.