Dr. Tan Qin Ying’s concerto appearance with City Music lauded her as “an excellent soloist, a compelling performer who is equally comfortable handling long strings of notes… and singing through emotive melodies with her instrument.” This season’s performances included appearances with City Music, Apollo’s Fire, Piano Cleveland, ORMACO Inc., the Performing Arts Series at the Cleveland Museum of Art, SEA Music Academy, and Affekt. Dr. Tan co-directs up-and-coming ensemble Affekt with baroque violinist, Guillermo Salas Suárez, an ensemble which focuses on early music accessibility, education and diversity across Cleveland.
Dr. Tan is also known to be a “a natural and knowledgeable speaker who helped to bring perspective to the program” (Cleveland Classical). A firm believer of story-telling through music, Tan’s influences steep from a pool of diverse music which includes baroque French court dance, Indonesian gamelan, the Chinese guzheng, as well as community song and dance. Dr. Tan currently serves as music director at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church and harpsichord faculty at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music.