2018 Artistic Director
Praised as “eloquent” by the New York Times and a “warmly rhapsodic player” by the Boston Globe, Taiwanese-American violinist MAX TAN has performed as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra, Lowell Philharmonic, Longwood Symphony, Boston Philharmonic Youth, and Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestras, appearing on prominent stages in the United States and abroad in Europe. An avid chamber musician, his many festival appearances include Yellow Barn, Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Pacific Music Festival, White Mountains Festival, Olympic Music Festival, and the Perlman Music Program. Mr. Tan is a member of the Sarasota Orchestra and a teaching assistant to Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School.
Recent engagements in 2018 include his Kennedy Center debut, being awarded joint First Prize at the 46th Hudson Valley Philharmonic International String Competition, as well as recital and chamber music appearances in Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Quirico and Spoleto, Italy. In the 2018-19 season, Mr. Tan will be perform on the WQXR Midday Masterworks recital series and solo with the Kendall Square Orchestra and New Juilliard Ensemble.
Mr. Tan holds undergraduate degrees in human developmental and regenerative biology and music at Harvard College and master’s degree in performance from The Juilliard School, where he was also a Kovner Fellowship recipient. He continues his studies in the Artist Diploma program at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein and Catherine Cho.