Native of Singapore, Qin Ying Tan is a harpsichordist and baroque dance specialist based in Cleveland, Ohio. Qin Ying believes the performance of music is not complete with any historical and theoretical knowledge. Her passion for historical performance has brought her to Singapore, Malaysia, Shanghai, Germany, France, and the United Sates. Notable places of performances are the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Walters Art Gallery, the Church of the Resurrection, Kent Chamber Music Festival in Chestertown, Singapore Embassy in Washington D.C. , the Berkeley Early Music Festival and the Boston Early Music Festival. Qin Ying has also performed as a concerto soloist with the Baltimore Baroque Band, the Case Baroque Orchestra, and the Charm City Baroque. Qin Ying is currently part of Ensemble Belvedere, a group that brings historically-informed performances to various parts of Ohio.
Currently, Qin Ying is specializing in early keyboards and baroque dance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western Reserve University under the direction of Peter Bennett, Christopher Bagan, Julie Andrijeski, Ross Duffin, Francesca Brittan, and Susan McClary. Tan holds triple master’s degrees from Peabody Institute of Music, Johns Hopkins University in piano performance, harpsichord performance, and musicology, and was awarded the Excellence in Early Music upon graduation from the Johns Hopkins University in 2012. Other accolades include prizes and awards from the International Young Artists’ Piano Competition, the Trailblazer Foundation, the Eileen Southern Grant from the America Musicological Society, and multiple full scholarships from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and the Peabody Institute of Music at the Johns Hopkins University.
Teaching is one of Qin Ying’s passions, and she has given a series of lectures, workshops, and masterclasses back home in Singapore about early music and period performance practice. Qin Ying is currently organist at the East Shore United Methodist Church in Euclid City, Ohio, and truly enjoys sharing classical music with the congregation, and organizing music concerts and events at the church.