Tan Kian Joo (KJ) graduated with a Master of Music degree in Flute performance from the Royal Northern College of Music at Manchester, United Kingdom. He has been awarded the Fellowship from the Royal School of Music (FRSM) and a high distinction in his Licentiate in Flute performance from the Trinity College of London. He has experiences playing in various ensemble settings ranging from Baroque quartet to Jazz ensemble. He has also played with the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, The Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Boys Choir together with the Kids’ Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, Kian Joo undertook music pedagogy studies during his time at the Royal Northern College of Music and was attached to a music school in UK for his practicum. He was selected and offered a teaching position at an established international music school in Abu Dhabi even before graduation.
Kian Joo is also a competent pianist and keyboardist. He has been awarded a Licentiate from the Royal School of Music (LRSM) and the Trinity College of London (LTCL) in Piano performance and a Yamaha Teacher’s grade in Electone performance. He has frequently accompanied soloists for public performances at notable venues such as the Esplanade and the grand 5,000-seat Star Theatre. He was also involved in Mediacorp TV projects and performances.