Max Tan

The Juilliard School

Received Sylff fellowship in 2017.

Taiwanese American violinist Max Tan has been praised as “eloquent” by the New York Times and a “warmly rhapsodic player” by the Boston Globe. The recipient of numerous awards, most recently the 2019 Foote Prize from the Harvard Musical Association, Mr. Tan has been featured on WQXR and Belgian radio Musiq3 and Canvas as a semifinalist in the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. Appearing throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia for solo recitals and chamber music performances, he was most recently engaged this summer as a lecturer at Sunset Chamberfest (Los Angeles) in June and will rejoin the faculty of Universal Artists Festival in August. A Si-Yo Artist and a co-founder of the Versoi Ensemble, Mr. Tan is a Harvard graduate and received his Master and Artist Diploma degrees from The Juilliard School where he is a current Doctorate candidate and also faculty assistant to Catherine Cho. Mr. Tan has diverse interests in arts advocacy and global citizenship, as well as the intersection of music with medicine, science, and philosophy. His recent research topics involve phenomenology, the Werktreue concept through arrangements of musical works, performance trends through historical recordings, and the applications of this knowledge to violin pedagogy.

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