Lionel Tan | YST Conservatory


Artist Faculty, Viola


Lionel started his professional career playing the viola in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Under the tutelage of Jiri Heger, he was awarded a scholarship and went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London, where he graduated in performance and pedagogy, and was presented the Lionel Tertis Prize for outstanding performance.

Aside from his 11-year-stint as a violist in the Orchestra, Lionel has established himself as a prize-winning soloist and chamber musician. He also collaborates on sonic art and multimedia projects.

Lionel is a first prize winner of Singapore's National Music Competition and Diners Club String Player Of The Year competition.

He also studied the viola with Martha Katz and Karen Ritscher in the United States, as well as Margaret Major, Christopher Wellington and Milan Skampa in Europe.