KELVIN CHAN

 

“Poetry and Invention in Music”

 

Singaporean pianist Kelvin Chan made his debut with an all-Ravel recital in 2002. In July 2004, he gave a well-received performance of Prokofiev's Sonata No.7 at the “Prokofiev War Cycle” concert in Singapore. He performed this very work once again in January 2005 at a fund-raising concert held at Victoria Concert Hall for the 2004 tsunami victims, which was broadcast on national television. Chan has also performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in August 2005 at Victoria Concert Hall. In 2006, he was invited to play at the Musica da Camera series of concerts at The Arts House.

 

Chan is a recipient of the Cambridge Intercollegiate Instrumental Award, and has given solo and chamber recitals at various Cambridge colleges. He has recently given a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23 in A major (K.488) with the Corpus Christi College Orchestra, and has also been invited to play with the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra in its 2008/09 season.

 

Chan was a semi-finalist in the Artist Category of the 2007 Singapore National Piano and Violin Competition, and was invited to play at competition adjudicator Mary Mei-Loc Wu’s masterclass.

He has played for numerous musicians like Arthur Fagen and James Boyd, as well as the London Philharmonic Chamber Group, and has worked extensively with Tedd Joselson and Noriko Ogawa. He is currently being coached by Bryce Morrison in London.