Su Lian Tan
Composer

Biography
Su Lian Tan is a much sought after flutist and composer. Her music has been described as “the stunner of the evening,” (Washington Post) and “…music that demands to be heard….masterpiece.” (Fanfare Magazine). Making her first recordings at the age of 14, she has recently been featured in Flute Talk and American Record Guide. Tan has been commissioned by groups such as the Grammy-winning Takacs String Quartet, Da Capo Chamber Players, and the Vermont Symphony. Recordings of her music include a recent release, Grand Theft and other Felonies, which features Carol Wincenc performing Autumn Lute Song and Tan as a flutist. Another recent release Music by Su Lian Tan also on the ARSIS label, contains Jamaica’s Songs, written in collaboration with author Jamaica Kincaid.Her intermedia chamber opera LotusLives was performed to great acclaim in the last two seasons, as were Revelations (ARSIS Audio), dedicated to Sophie Shao cellist, and Ming, composed for Joe Burgstaller, the premier performance occurring in Singapore. New commissions include Legends of Kintamani a concerto for Darrett Adkin (Myth and Tradition, Oberlin/Naxos) and a piccolo concerto for superstar Nicola Mazzanti. Tan continues to be a mentor to talented young musicians at Middlebury College. She has received numerous accolades and citations for teaching as well as for her music, including awards from ASCAP, The Academy of Arts and Letters of Quebec, and the Toulmin and Naumburg Foundations. Her music is published by ECS Publishing and Theodore Presser.

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Opera Grants for Female Composers: Discovery Grants2015


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