Sunday Classics: Melvyn Tan

Ticket price

£12, £10 for 16 years and under


  • Sun 9 Feb 2020 - 2:30 pm


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.

The programme for this event includes:

Beethoven Op 22
Brahms Op 2


Beethoven 109
Brahms Op 119

…the most thoughtful, elegant and refined of pianists… everything seemed to illuminate everything else.

Programme to include: Beethoven Op 22, Brahms Op 2, Beethoven 109 and Brahms Op 119.

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