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Chamber Music Strategies (Recording)

SG $10.00

Note: The live version of this course has recently concluded. You are purchasing recordings of the sessions.


Hybrid sessions provide the special opportunity to meet fellow musicians in person, while gaining from world-class facilitators from far away. Such is the upcoming chamber music workshop with Leslie Tan whose decades of experience include being a pioneering chamber musician with the T’ang Quartet, and teaching at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore.

This session brings promising young musicians to experience the art of making music as a team, with all the intricacies of communication, interpretation, and inspiration.
This session will be hosted at Sunway University, with the School of Arts as venue sponsor. Associate professor and violist Dr Andrew Filmer will extend the session with in-person coaching.

  • In a career that has spanned almost 20 years, Leslie is much sought after as a soloist and chamber musician. After performing as a cellist at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), he was awarded a scholarship to study at both the Trinity College of Music and Royal College of Music in London. Spending 13 years with the SSO, he went to the Tchaikovsky-Moscow State Conservatory as a graduate-assistant of Natalia Shahkovskaya.

He has performed at major venues and festivals around the world, including the Prague-Vienna-Budapest Sommerakademie and Aarhuus Festival in Europe. His performances have been broadcasted by the BBC in London. Leslie has ventured into other disciplines, collaborating with artists in dance, theatre and popular music.

Leslie Tan, a founding member of the T’ang Quartet, has performed to critical acclaim in major venues and festivals worldwide. These include the Tanglewood and Aspen Festivals in the USA; the Melbourne and Port Fairy Festivals in Australia; the New Zealand Festival; the Hong Kong Arts Festival; and the Prague-Vienna-Budapest Sommerakademie and the Edinburgh Festival in Europe.

A graduate of the Trinity College of Music in London, Leslie Tan went on to the Tchaikovsky-Moscow State Conservatory as a graduate-assistant of Natalia Shahkovskaya. In the USA, he was a pupil of Paul Katz and Norman Fischer.

In a career that has spanned 35 years, ranging from orchestral to chamber and solo concerts; from contemporary and cross-disciplinary works to historically informed performances, Leslie is sought after both as a pedagogue and concert artiste.

Leslie is very active in outreach activities, and musical education in countries in the ASEAN region, teaching in different festivals and projects in Thailand and Myanmar. In Indonesia he works quite frequently with students from Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya.

Leslie Tan was on the faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute from 2000 – 2004; and in 2003, was appointed to the faculty of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

This hybrid Masterclass event will be conducted in-person at LAS (Level 9), Sunway University in Malaysia, and live-streamed to Zoom for online participants.

Active participants: ensembles may apply. Contact us directly for more information.


Yes, they will be made available for participants until 6 months after the completion of each course.

E-certificates will be issued on course completion to Active Participants.

Active Participants will be involved in class participation: interacting with course instructors, receiving feedback on class assignments/submissions, and they will have playing opportunities in class etc. Observers will be observing these segments of the class.

Active Participants will receive an E-certificate of participation, and Observers will receive a certificate of attendance.

5 days before the course commences.

Yes, simply get your friends together and send us an email to request for a second round of the course! If we receive sufficient signups we will repeat the course.

We do not conduct make-up classes. Learners who miss a session can catch up on the class content by watching the session recording thereafter. If there are any class assignments, learners are to contact the instructor directly.

We at the Academy do our utmost to make courses proceed as planned. However, there are times when unforeseen circumstances force a class to be cancelled. When this happens, we are committed to refunding the total amount, in an efficient manner, including any costs of using third-party payment gateways.

Should a participant need to cancel, we will make efforts to accommodate refunds, though costs of using third-party payment gateways will be borne by the participant.

Late cancellations may not be able to be refunded, as they will have been factored into the confirmation of running the course. We will provide a full refund for cancellations up to 2 weeks before the start of a course, following this a 50% refund with up to 1 week of notice. Notifications of fewer than 7 days will most likely not be eligible for a refund. We thank you for your understanding.