World-class pianist to give masterclass
WITH a career that has spanned five decades and an international reputation as a world-class pianist Melvyn Tan has performed to capacity crowds at some of the most prestigious venues across the globe.
And in something akin to a coup, he is now set to perform in Teesdale, at The Witham, in Barnard Castle, on Sunday, February 9 at 2.30pm.
Sarah Gent at The Witham said she was delighted to have such an “outstanding musician” sign up to their Sunday afternoon concerts.
She said: “It’s outstanding that we are welcoming Melvyn Tan here in Barnard Castle. As an internationally-acclaimed musician, we are extremely lucky he has agreed to come. We are passionate about providing our community with first-rate experiences and I urge everyone to come and enjoy Melvyn’s performance.”
Mr Tan was born in Singapore but came to England to at the Yehudi Menuhin School when he was 12 years old. He established his international reputation as a pianist in the 1980s with pioneering performances which have been described as “masterclasses”.
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. He will perform a programme of pieces from 2.30pm including Beethoven Op 22, Brahms Op 2, Beethoven 109 and Brahms Op 119.
Tickets cost £12 for adults or £10 for 16 years and under. the box office on 01833 631107 or online at thewit