Theophilus Tan

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THEOPHILUS TAN, Cello

Theophilus Tan is cellist in the newly formed Concordia Quartet, a professional string quartet based in Singapore.

Singaporean cellist Theophilus started learning the cello at the age of 15 under Mrs Herminia A Ilano. He then studied at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music from 2011-2015 under Ng Pei Sian. He won the Goh Soon Tioe Award in 2015 and went on to pursue a Masters of Music in Cello Performance at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland supported by Trailblazer Foundation and individual donorship.

He has participated in masterclasses with cellists such as Frans Helmerson, Gustav Rivinius, Arto Noras and etc. He was featured in the local Dutch Newspaper article, “The stars of tomorrow” in Bergen during the International Holland Music Sessions in 2014.

Theophillus has been featured with various groups, performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D Major with the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra as well as Vivaldi’s Concerto in D minor RV565 with Resound Collective and Enrico d’Onofrio.

Theophilus plays on a German Stohr ilner Riedl, 1991.

The Concordia Quartet

Kim Ryu Ri

Violin

Matthias Östringer

Viola

Edward Tan

Violin

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