Siok Lian Tan, Piano

Associate Professor

240 Center for the Performing Arts
(513) 529-3072

DMA Performance, UC College-Conservatory of Music
MM Performance, UC College-Conservatory of Music
Performer's Licentiate in Piano, Trinity College of Music (London)

Siok Lian Tan teaches applied piano and piano pedagogy, and coordinates the class piano program in the Department of Music. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

A native of Penang, Malaysia, Tan went to Cincinnati in 1988 as a scholarship student of Frank Weinstock at CCM. She has been heard in live broadcasts on Cincinnati Public Radio Station WGUC and has appeared as soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Oxford Chamber Orchestra, and Miami University Symphony Orchestra. An active pianist, Tan has presented solo and chamber music concerts in major cities such as New York, Chicago, Luxembourg, Cologne, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Adelaide, and London, including a solo recital at the St. Martin-in-the-Fields concert series. She performs regularly with her violinist husband, Tze Yean Lim. Tan can also be heard on the recording, James Lentini: Chamber Music, released by Naxos.

As a clinician, Tan has presented lectures at the College Music Society-Great Lakes Conference, Ohio Music Teachers’ State Conference, the National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum, and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. She has also written articles for the Piano Pedagogy Forum, American Music Teacher, and Clavier Companion.

Siok Lian Tan