Barry Tan (Visiting Guest Artist)

Piano Session 1,2 and 3

Remarked in the Boston Globe for his “mesmerizing performance”, pianist Barry Tan is based in Los Angeles, enjoying a career as an active pianist, sought-after collaborator, and educator. His solo and collaborative work have led him to perform at the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts, the Primrose International Viola Competition in Los Angeles, the Chan Center of the Performing Arts in Vancouver, Canada, and various performances throughout Southern California. As a soloist, he has performed with the Vancouver Metropolitan, Vancouver Philharmonic, University of Victoria, and the University of Southern California Symphony Orchestras, amongst others. Barry completed his doctoral studies at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, where he was awarded Outstanding Doctoral Graduate from the Keyboard Studies Department. At USC, he served as a studio teaching assistant for the keyboard studies department, teaching from undergraduate to doctoral piano majors. His mentors include Stewart Gordon, Jeffrey Kahane, Kevin Fitzgerald, and Alan Smith. Barry currently serves as a staff pianist at the Colburn Conservatory, and on the piano faculty at California Baptist University. He previously served as a staff pianist at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp.