Leslie Tan

Leslie Tan


Red Dot Baroque

Leslie Tan, a founding member of the T’ang Quartet; and cellist of Red Dot Baroque, 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

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 a champion of outreach activities, and musical and transformative education in the ASEAN region, teaching in different festivals and projects in Thailand; and in Myanmar, co-directing the Music Society of Myanmar. In Indonesia, where he works frequently with young musicians from Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya, Leslie is the artistic director and co-founder of the Bach-in-Bali Festival. He has also just started a program with the Singapore International Foundation to work with Afghan refugees.

Through his latest initiative, ProjectArtitude, he hopes to enrich the lives of the underprivileged and the disenfranchised across Asia.