Free Performance Features Aaron Tan, Musician
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – Musician Aaron Tan will perform at First United Methodist Church of South Bend on the 1987 Berghaus pipe organ and Baldwin concert grand piano. This free and open-to-the-public performance is on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the church’s historical and acoustically pleasing sanctuary. The performance will be followed by a reception with light refreshments, open to all who attend.
Originally from Canada, Tan is an organist, pianist and engineer. His primary musical tutelage has been under John Tuttle, David Palmer, and Joel Hastings. He has won numerous noteworthy contests and scholarships on both instruments. His musical upbringing began on the piano and later on the violin. Receiving his Associate (ARCT) diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada at the age of twelve, he went on to earn his Licentiate (LTCL) and Fellowship (FTCL) diplomas in Piano Performance from Trinity College of Music (London, England) at 13 and 15 years, respectively. When he was 18, he completed his ARCT diploma in Violin Performance.
In July 2018, he received both first and audience prizes in the prestigious AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). An aspiring church musician, Aaron has recently served as Organ Scholar at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Detroit, Michigan, working with Huw Lewis, as Artist in Residence at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit, Michigan, and as Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He also holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science, specializing in the properties of soft matter at the nanoscale.
More information about Aaron may be found at www.aarontan.org.