Welcome Award Winning Violinist Kia-Hui Tan

by Public Relations

Cedarville University welcomes The Ohio State University associate professor of violin Dr. Kia-Hui Tan on December 2 at 7 p.m., to play virtuosic pieces for unaccompanied solo violin by Bach, Paganini and Ysaye. Cedarville University assistant professor of music Jun Kim will be joining her for a violin duo by Prokofiev. This event is free and open to the public.

Described in The Strad Magazine as a “violinist whose virtuosity was astonishing," Violinist Dr. Kia-Hui Tan has won numerous awards including the bronze medal at the NTDTV Chinese International Violin Competition at Town Hall in 2008. Included in her repertoire of over 300 solo or chamber works are premiere performances of works by more than 50 living composers.

A featured concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, Tan has performed in 20 countries across the world including contemporary music festivals and conferences. She served as concertmaster under the leadership of conductors Sir Colin Davis and Mstislav Rostropovitch.

Before becoming a part of the OSU faculty in 2005, Tan served on the faculty at The University of Toledo, Cornell University, The Cleveland Institute of Music and Cleveland Music School Settlement. Outside of her role at OSU, Tan spends her time in high schools, colleges and youth orchestras coaching and conducting.

Tan received a doctorate in musical arts in 2001 from The Cleveland Institute of Music. Prior to achieving her doctorate, she spent time in her native country, Singapore, studying piano, violin, music theory and composition.

Cedarville University attracts 3,300 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.