Tan Yao Cong

Regional Dev. Executive for Singapore


Tan Yao Cong’s multi-faceted musical career as a performer, educator and orchestra manager has taken him all over the world and across different dimensions of the music industry.

A Loke Cheng-Kim Foundation scholarship recipient, Yao Cong studied at the Guildhall School of Music under Patrick Harrild, then Principal Tuba of the London Symphony Orchestra.

An instinctive performer, he participated in engagements which include the LSO Brass Academy, Asian Youth Orchestra, International Youth Wind Orchestra, leading to opportunities with the Stuttgart, English National & American Ballets, Resound Collective, Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra and Singapore Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Currently based in Singapore, Yao Cong is the Orchestra Manager of the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. Yao Cong works as a music educator with local school bands, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, School of the Arts, Singapore National Youth Orchestra and the Singapore Armed Forces Central Band. He is an ABRSM Examiner & Regional Development Executive (Singapore).