Lucy Tan, Guest Artist Piano Recital Feb. 6

Posted on February 1, 2023 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Pianist Lucy Tan

Dr. Lucy Tan will present a guest artist piano recital on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.  Solo works on the recital program include pieces by Granados, Beethoven, Debussy, and Chopin.

Tickets for this Department of Music event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Musical Arts Series season passes will of course be honored for admission to this event. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.

Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

This concert is presently scheduled to appear on the USA Department of Music Live Stream page available on our website. Please check this linked site for more up-to-date information about watching this performance virtually --

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About the performer

Lucy Tan, pianist, began her musical journey from a young age, having been featured on the stages of notable venues such as Jordan Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. She made her live WGBH radio debut at age 11 on “Morning Pro Musica” with Robert Lurtzema, followed by her concerto debut at age 12 with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Tan was also featured on NPR’s “From the Top,” WBGH’s “Classics in the Morning,” and High Plains Public Radio. She can also be heard on the recording, Kuş Dili: The Language of Birds, a CD that integrates global and classical music.

Her performances have taken her across the United States and internationally, she is a laureate of national and international piano competitions, and she has participated in renowned music festivals such as Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and Bowdoin International Music Festival. Recently, Dr. Tan performed Liszt’s Tötentanz with the Washburn Symphony Orchestra and presented at the KMTA 2022 State Conference.

Dr. Tan has degrees in piano performance from the New England Conservatory and the University of Colorado Boulder. Primary training included studies with David Korevaar, Bruce Brubaker, Veronica Jochum, Bob Spillman, Tatyana Dudochkin, and Hui-Yen Chang, as well as additional studies with Seymour Lipkin, Jerome Lowenthal, Julian Martin, and Arie Vardi. Leading an active professional career, she presented at the CSMTA and KMTA conferences, was featured on NEC’s Piano Seminars, gave masterclasses across the country, and adjudicated events such as the Greater Southwest Music Festival, MTNA competitions, KMTA competitions, Bay State Piano Competition, and more.

Dr. Tan is the Director of Keyboard Studies at Washburn University where she specializes in piano. Her past students have won high marks in piano festivals and competitions, and have gotten accepted into acclaimed universities and graduate programs. Dr. Tan lives in Kansas with her husband and three rescued cats.

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