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LUCY TAN

Pianist, Lucy Tan, has concertized at many notable venues including Jordan Hall, Carnegie Hall, and
the Kennedy Center. Her young performing career began when she made her live WGBH radio
debut at age 11 on “Morning Pro Musica” with Robert Lurtzema, followed by her concerto debut at
age 12 with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Tan was later featured on NPR’s “From the
Top” and WBGH’s “Classics in the Morning.” She can also be heard on the recording, Kuş Dili: The
Language of Birds, a CD that integrates global and classical music. Outside of the U.S., Dr. Tan’s
performances have taken her to Asia as well as Europe, and she has performed at renowned festivals
such as Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and the Music
Academy of the West.


A passionate chamber musician, she shared multiple performances with violinist Dr. Yunjung Lee,
performing French sonata duo repertoire in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Iowa. She
was also featured in Chamber Music Amarillo’s concert series, performing piano trios by female
composers. A two-time recipient of the Masonic Cultural Enrichment Grant, she was Panhandle
State University’s artistic director of “Celebrating 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein: An American
Musical Legend” and “A Night in Paris,” an interdisciplinary production synthesizing music and
modernist readings. Most recently, she was showcased on a concert series at Grace Episcopal
Cathedral in Topeka, performing solo works by Granados and Chopin.


Dr. Tan won awards at the XXVIII Incontro Internatiozionale Giovani Pianisti, the Chiang Wen
Yeh International Piano Competition, the New England Conservatory Piano Concerto Competition,
and more. Her primary teachers include David Korevaar, Bruce Brubaker, Veronica Jochum, Bob
Spillman, Tatyana Dudochkin, and Hui-Yen Chang. She had additional studies with Seymour Lipkin,
Jerome Lowenthal, Julian Martin, and Arie Vardi. Dr. Tan received her Bachelor’s and Master’s
degrees from the New England Conservatory, and was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree
in piano performance from the University of Colorado Boulder. She presented at CSMTA State
Conferences, joined a panel discussion at New England Conservatory’s Piano Seminar, gave
masterclasses across the country, and adjudicated events such as the Greater Southwest Music
Festival, MAMTA Piano Concerto Competition, and NAMTA Festival.


Throughout the years, Dr. Tan had her earliest collegiate teaching experiences at the New England
Conservatory and at the University of Colorado Boulder. She served as Assistant Professor of Music
and Artist-in-Residence at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Currently, she is the Keyboard
Division Coordinator at Washburn University where she teaches piano, collaborative piano,
pedagogy, and group piano. She also is an active member of MTNA, CSMTA, and KMTA, and is
currently Advertising Chair of the CSMTA Advisory Council. Dr. Tan is passionate about teaching
and performing, and her former students have received awards and high marks in competitions and
festivals. Originally born in Beijing, she spent most of her life in Massachusetts, and now lives in
Topeka, Kansas with her husband and their three rescued cats.