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Tian Tian Lan

Tian Tian Lan began learning piano at the age of four with Nehama Patkin. He now studies with Glenn Riddle, completing his AMusA with Distinction in 2012 and LMusA in 2013. He has been awarded first prize in the Margaret Schofield Chopin Prize, multiple prizes in the Melbourne Recital Centre Bach Competition, the Kault Prize for most outstanding Piano Diploma Candidate (AMEB), and numerous first prizes in local piano competitions.

Tian Tian has performed extensively, including recitals at the Saxton Speakers Bureau World Conference and the World Suzuki Convention. In 2009 he made his concerto debut playing Ian Munro’s Children’s Concerto with the Monash Academy Orchestra. Since then, he has appeared as soloist with orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3 in three performances across Spain.

Tian Tian has been invited to play at various masterclasses, including the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Masterclass Program with Paavali Jumppanen in 2015. He is also a keen chamber musician, having performed piano trios by Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Smetana, Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart. In 2018, Tian Tian appeared as a guest artist with Wilma and Friends in Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet, and Brahm’s Horn Trio in E Flat.