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UPCOMING EVENTS

Here's some of the things I have coming up

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Percussion All-Stars 11: GLOBAL STAGE
Saturday 15th June 2024, 6:00pm
Richard Gill Auditorium, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Boorloo/Perth
(Australia)
We return for the 11th Percussion All-Stars concert in the series, a series dedicated to showcasing the percussion community in Boorloo/Perth for the last 5 years. With over 120 solos and ensemble works presented so far, GLOBAL STAGE will be no different, preparing us for the huge festival of Marimbafest two weeks after!
No tickets required - free to watch!

MARIMBA STORIES: Machi Ishida Solo Recital in Perth
Saturday 22nd June 2024, 2:00pm
Manning Hall, Manning Community Centre, 
Boorloo/Perth (Australia)
Two-time world champion of marimba Machi Ishida (1st Prize WMC 2022, 1st Prize Swiss Percussion 2019, 2nd Prize TIPCC 2017, 4th Prize and Best Performance UMC 2021)  makes her debut here in Boorloo/Perth for a one-time only solo recital in the breezy Manning Hall! Come along and hear solo works from all over the world presented by an incredible marimba virtuoso from Japan!
Tickets can be pre-booked here for a discount!

Marimbafest 2024: The 5th Marimba Festival and Competition
Sunday 30th June 2024 to Saturday 6th July 2024

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Boorloo/Perth (Australia)
I'm directing the 5th Marimbafest! With 50 participants from all over the world and faculty artists Dr Matthew Lau (Hong Kong/USA), Kana Omori (Japan), Dr Han-Chih Tai and Han-Yen Kao of Ju Percussion Group (Taiwan), Machi Ishida (Japan), Pauline Roberts (Argentina/USA), Ivan Trevino (USA), Master Christopher (USA), Rosie Cerquone (USA), Dr Paul Tanner (WA), Tim White OAM (WA), Mercedes Slack-Smith (WA) and Adam Tan (WA), you'll have over 14 hours of masterclass, a competition to showcase your skills, 8 x concerts and more for a full week! We are so excited :)
Registration has closed, thank you!

Adjudication: Hale School Garland Music Festival 2024

Sunday 28th July 2024
Hale School, Boorloo/Perth (Australia)
Looking forward to being back on the percussion panel for Hale School's prestigious Garland Music Festival - thanks for having me again!

Adam Tan Recital in San Jose/Cupertino Area

Saturday 9th November 2024
Bay Area, California (USA)
I'll be presenting and performing in California just before PASIC 2024 with Tammy Chen Studio and all of her amazing friends and students! I can't wait to be back again - my last visit in 2022 was so much fun and they have an incredible percussion community over there.

The Self-Made Percussionist: 10 Tips To Build Your Career Opportunities (PASIC 2024 Session)

Wednesday 13th November 2024 to Saturday 16th November 2024
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis (USA)
I've been accepted to present as part of the official PASIC 2024 Schedule! I'll be presenting about career stuff and more during this session, and also will be around for other activities - stay tuned for more :)

PAST EVENTS

All of my past performances, masterclasses and online presentations

2024

 

Black Swamp Percussion Solo & Ensemble Showcase 2024

29th May 2024

Online - Guest Judge (Solo Multi-Percussion Category)

DREAM GARDEN: Adam Tan and Defying Gravity Percussion (Armadale Arts Festival)

11th May 2024

Armadale District Hall, Armadale - Featured Soloist

3 x Masterclasses for 2024 UWA Day of Percussion

28th April 2024

UWA Conservatorium of Music - Presenter and Ensemble Director

DREAM GARDEN: Adam Tan and Defying Gravity Percussion

26th April 2024 to 27th April 2024

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - Featured Soloist

 

Adam Tan による マスタークラス&マリンバコンサート with 石田真知
(Adam Tan x Machi Ishida: Masterclass and Duo Concert)

6th April 2024

Orchestra Rehearsal Studio, JMS Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan - Marimba + Presenter

APAIE 2024 Conference: Presidents' Lunch Performance

5th March 2024

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre - Vibraphone

2023

 

PARAPHERNALIA: Carissa Soares Master Degree Percussion Recital

18th December 2023

UWA Conservatorium of Music - Guest Artist (Percussion)

UWA Graduation Season Solo Performances (Summer 2023)

13th December 2023 to 19th December 2023

Graduations Reception Area, University of Western Australia - Solo Marimba

Percussion All-Stars 10: ANNIVERSARY

25th November 2023

Encore Mallets and Salyers Percussion (Booth 301), Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, USA - Director

Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC 2023): Encore Mallets "Adam Tan" Series Meet&Greet

11th November 2023

Encore Mallets and Salyers Percussion (Booth 301), Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, USA - Presenter

Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC 2023): THE TRAVELLER By Adam Tan Launch

10th November 2023

HAOSEN Instruments (Booth 407), Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, USA - Presenter

ADAMXMACHI TOUR: University of North Alabama + Masterclass

7th November 2023

University of North Alabama, Florence, USA - Marimba Soloist + Presenter

ADAMXMACHI TOUR: Middle Tennessee State University Recital + Masterclass

6th November 2023

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, USA - Marimba Soloist + Presenter

ADAMXMACHI TOUR: Arkansas State University Recital + Masterclass

4th November 2023 to 5th November 2023

Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, USA - Marimba Soloist + Presenter

ADAMXMACHI TOUR: University of Memphis Recital + Masterclass

3rd November 2023

University of Memphis, Memphis, USA - Marimba Soloist + Presenter

Marimbafest 2023: The 4th Marimba Festival and Competition

2nd July 2023 to 8th July 2023

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - Director

Percussion All-Stars 9: SPECIAL/STAGE

24 June 2023

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - Director

WA Saxophone Consortium Concert

18 June 2023

Lyric Land, Maylands - Guest Artist

'Sharing Your Percussion Music: 20 Things I Learned As A Content Creator' - Adam Tan Masterclass for Luodong Senior High School

24 May 2023

Luodong Senior High School, Taiwan - Presenter

'Sharing Your Percussion Music: 20 Things I Learned As A Content Creator' - Adam Tan Masterclass for Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)

22 May 2023

Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), Taiwan - Presenter

'Sharing Your Percussion Music: 20 Things I Learned As A Content Creator' - Adam Tan Masterclass for Chinese Culture University

22 May 2023

Chinese Culture University, Taiwan - Presenter

The 11th Taiwan International Percussion Convention (TIPC) 2023: Stay True, Embrace Change

19 - 27 May 2023

Taipei National Concert Hall, Taiwan - VIP Guest

University of Texas at Austin Virtual Masterclass with Ivan Trevino

3 February 2023

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA - Presenter

'23 Things That Helped Me Become A Better Percussionist' - Guest Masterclass for Defying Gravity Percussion

28 February 2023

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - Presenter

2022

INFINITY & BEYOND: Madeline Colvin Honours Graduation Recital

6 December 2022

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - Marimba

 

SUU Percussion Studio Virtual Masterclass with Dr Lynn Vartan

18 November 2022

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, USA (Online) - Presenter

 

Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) 2022

9 November 2022 - 12 November 2022

Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, USA - Encore Mallets Adam Tan Series Launch Meetup

TOGETHER: Adam Tan Solo Recital ft. students of Tammy Chen Studio

6 November 2022

Valley Christian Schools Conservatory of the Arts, San Jose, USA - Marimba Soloist

Percussion All-Stars 8: Road To PASIC 2022

22 October 2022

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - Director

Australian Percussion Eisteddfod 2022

1 September 2022

Optimum Percussion (Online) - Competition Adjudicator

Marimbafest 2022: The 3rd Solo Marimba and Ensemble Competition

3 July 2022 - 8 July 2022

UWA Conservatorium of Music - Director/Faculty

CULMINATION: Percussion All-Stars 7

18 June 2022

UWA Conservatorium of Music - Director

WA Weekend of Percussion

17 June 2022

UWA Conservatorium of Music - Presenter

TWOTONE: Percussion and Saxophone Duo Recital with Shaniqa Lin

25 March 2022

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - Marimba Soloist

Lovin' That Marimba Vibe with Paul Tanner

17 March 2022

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - Marimba

2021 HK Youth Music Interflows 香港青年音樂匯演 - Western Percussion Ensemble Competition 西洋敲擊樂小組比賽

14 December 2021 to 7 February 2022

Online (Hong Kong) - Competition Adjudicator

 

2021

Percussion All-Stars 6: Comeback Stage

28 November 2021

UWA Conservatorium of Music - Director

Shaniqa Lin Third Year Recital at WAAPA

16 November 2021

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - Guest Artist (Marimba)

 

UWA Broadening Ensembles - Percussion Showcase

19 October 2021

UWA Conservatorium of Music - Director

Australian Percussion Eisteddfod 2021

4 September 2021

Optimum Percussion (Online) - Competition Adjudicator

Jam Jar Percussion at UWA Biodiversity Conference

16 September 2021

The University Club - Marimba

 

Hale School Garland Music Festival 2021

8 August 2021

Hale School - Competition Adjudicator

Marimbafest 2021: Solo and Ensemble Competition

11-16 July 2021

UWA Conservatorium of Music - Director / Faculty

Percussion All-Stars 5: Road To Marimbafest 2021

28 June 2021

UWA Conservatorium of Music - Director

WA Day Of Percussion 2021

2 May 2021

UWA Conservatorium of Music - Presenter

Spectrum Ensemble: Breaking the Racism Loop with Adam Tan

20 March 2021

Online (USA) - Guest Presenter

Academy Builder: Content Creation Masterclass with Rob Knopper

8 March 2021

Online (USA) - Guest Presenter

2020

Austin Percussion Festival 2020 (Virtual) presented by The Kraken Quartet

14 Dec 2020

Online (USA) - Faculty Panellist

Percussion All-Stars: Season Four, Spring 2020

28 Nov 2020

UWA Conservatorium of Music - Director


CENTRE STAGE: Surprise! Pinata Percussion and Friends
25 Oct 2020
UWA Conservatorium of Music - WAYPG Director

 

Masterclass with Adam Tan: Victoriano Lopez Music School, Honduras

4 Oct 2020

Online (Central America) - Presenter

Masterclass with Adam Tan: Encuentro de ensambles de percusión at the The Conservatory of the City of Buenos Aires "Astor Piazzolla"
5 Sep 2020

Online (Argentina) - Guest Presenter

Mate Meetup in Espanglish: Conversation with Pauline Roberts
5 Sep 2020

Online (Argentina) - Guest Presenter

Asia Pacific Percussion Society 'Meet The Artist'

29 Jul 2020

Online (Hong Kong) - Guest Presenter

The Band Lab Insider's Spotlight: Interview with Adam Tan

18 Jul 2020

Online (Malaysia) - Guest Presenter

Paganini Caprice Relay 2020: Cygnus Arioso Online Series

12 Jul 2020

Online (Australia) - Marimba Soloist

Online Concert Series #1 by Percussion Store Malaysia

28 May 2020

Online (Malaysia) - Marimba Soloist

THE STUDIO Interview with Gary Burton

13 Jun 2020

Online (USA) - Host/Presenter

2019


Percussion All-Stars: Season Three, Spring 2019
29 Nov 2019
UWA Conservatorium of Music - Director

Masterclass: Wu-Ling Senior High School (with Therese Ng)
16 Sep 2019
Wu-Ling Senior High School 桃園市立武陵高級中學, Taoyuan, Taiwan - Guest Presenter

Masterclass: National Kaohsiung Normal University
10 Sep 2019
National Kaohsiung Normal University 國立高雄師範大學, Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Guest Presenter

Masterclass: Kaohsiung Senior High School
10 Sep 2019
Kaohsiung Senior High School 高雄市立高雄高級中學, Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Guest Presenter

Masterclass: National Sun Yat-sen University
09 Sep 2019
National Sun Yat-sen University 國立中山大學, Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Guest Presenter

Jam Jar Percussion at Professor Venkatesh's Honorary Graduation Ceremony at UWA
21 Aug 2019
Winthrop Hall, UWA Conservatorium of Music - Marimba

Mix't Mallets presented by Paul Tanner
08 Aug 2019
Richard Gill Auditorium, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - Vibraphone

Jam Jar Percussion at UWA Graduation Ceremonies
24 Jul 2019
Whitfield Court, University of Western Australia - Marimba

MARIMBAFEST 2019: Marimba Festival and Competition
02 Jul 2019
UWA Conservatorium of Music - Festival Director

PERCUSSION ALL-STARS SEASON TWO, WINTER 2019 presented by Marimbafest Australia
08 Jun 2019
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music - Director

WAYPG Soft Debut Performance - UWA Day of Percussion
11 May 2019
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music - WAYPG Co-Director

Reflections on Water presented by Pinata Percussion
20 Mar 2019
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music - Marimba (Guest Performer)

Oh~ Asian Percussionists Series presented by GipPercussion
16 Feb 2019
Y-Theatre, Youth Square 青年廣場, Hong Kong - Faculty/Marimba Soloist

Workshop at 505A Percussion Gathering (O's Music)
12 Jan 2019
O's Music, Hong Kong - Presenter

Take Me Home 帶我回家 - Therese Ng Solo Recital
11 Jan 2019
Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Hong Kong - Marimba

 

2018


Various Performances and Presentations at PASIC 2018 (Marimba One, Edition Svitzer, Marimbafest, Encore Mallets)
13 Nov 2018
Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2018 (PASIC 2018), Indianapolis, USA - Marimba Soloist, Presenter

PERCUSSION ALL-STARS 2018 presented by Marimbafest Australia
24 Oct 2018
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music - Director

Jam Jar Percussion at LWAG Culture Club
01 Oct 2018
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia - Marimba

Australian Marimba Competition
03 Aug 2018
Melba Hall, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music - Competitor (Semifinalist, Encouragement Award)

MalletLab 2018 Annual Summer Intensive
11 Jun 2018
Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL (USA) - Faculty / Soloist

inc. percussion days in sagamiko
05 May 2018
Sagamiko, Kanagawa, Japan - Marimba Soloist

Song & Dance: Marimba Duo Recital (with Therese Ng)
23 Mar 2018
Melba Hall, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music - Marimba Soloist

Piñata Percussion: Loops and Rebounds
14 Mar 2018
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music - World Premiere of 'Meet Again'

Installation of UWA's 15th Chancellor Robert French AC
31 Jan 2018
University of Western Australia - Marimba

 

2017

'Pursue Impossible' Live Performance, at the University of Western Australia's 'New Century Campaign'
29 Nov 2017
University of Western Australia - Percussion

Marimbadreams 木琴夢想 Marimba Duo Recital (with Therese Ng)
18 Nov 2017
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music - Marimba Soloist

#TheStudioFamily x #TeamKnopper Creator Panel ft. Rob Knopper, Todd Meehan, Drew Tucker, Casey Cangelosi
08 Nov 2017
Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2017 (PASIC 2017), Indianapolis, USA - Host and Panellist

PAS Hong Kong Days of Percussion Concert #2 (Solo Debut, Duo Debut with Therese Ng)
03 Nov 2017
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong - Marimba Soloist

Jam Jar Percussion @ UWA Open Day 2017
12 Aug 2017
University of Western Australia - Marimba

Star Wars Flashmob with South Side Symphony Orchestra
06 Jul 2017
Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth - Percussion

Malaysia Percussion Festival Competition
17 Jun 2017
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center (KLPAC), Kuala Lumpur - Marimba Soloist

Malaysia Percussion Festival Grand Concert
16 Jun 2017
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center (KLPAC), Kuala Lumpur - Marimba

'Into The Heavens' presented by South Side Symphony Orchestra
13 May 2017
South Perth Civic Hall, Perth - Percussion

ROSL WA Members Concert
08 Apr 2017
Victoria League, Perth - Marimba (Solo Performance)

Jam Jar Percussion Workshop @ John Curtin College of the Arts Music Camp
17 Mar 2017
New Norcia, WA - Presenter

 

2016


UWA Christmas Concert 2016
15 Dec 2016
Winthrop Hall Gardens, University of Western Australia - Percussion

Tura New Music presents 'Scale Variable 4: Intercurrent'
13 Dec 2016
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA - Percussion

Marimba Fun: Adam Tan Masters Marimba Recital
27 Nov 2016
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music - Marimba Soloist

Piñata Percussion presents 'Mostly Marimba'
27 Oct 2016
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music - Marimba

Piñata Percussion presents 'CO-LAB'
06 Oct 2016
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music - Percussion

Steve Reich's 'Music for 18 Musicians'
29 Sep 2016
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music - Percussion (Marimba 1)

Defying Gravity presents 'Karma' with Tao Issaro
16 Sep 2016
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) - Percussion

'Symphony in the Shed' presented by South Side Symphony Orchestra
28 Jul 2016
Shire of Williams - Percussion

Australian Percussion Gathering Day 5 - Piñata Percussion & Defying Gravity Concert
21 Jul 2016
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University - Percussion

Australian Percussion Gathering Day 4 - Presentation of 'Macro Kinetics' at #APG2016 Conference 'Moving Ground'
20 Jul 2016
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University – Presenter

Australian Percussion Gathering Day 3 - Piñata Percussion performs Xenakis' 'Okho' with Aiyun Huang
19 Jul 2016
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University – Percussion

Australian Percussion Gathering Day 2 - Kuniko Kato Masterclass
18 Jul 2016
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University - Marimba

Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar Concert - An Economy of Means
08 Jul 2016
Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Enfield Shaker Museum, New Hampshire (USA) - Marimba

Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar - Masterclass with Doug Perkins
05 Jul 2016
Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Enfield Shaker Museum, New Hampshire (USA) - Marimba

Voyces presents 'Spin'
17 Jun 2016
Churchlands Concert Hall - Percussion (Guest Artist)

'From a New World' with South Side Symphony Orchestra
28 May 2016
South Perth Civic Centre - Percussion

IMSS Area Day with Piñata Percussion
27 May 2016
Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) - Percussion

'Fifty' with UWA Symphony Orchestra / UWA Wind Band
20 May 2016
Hale School - Percussion

'Intercurrent' Ensemble Launch
10 May 2016
Eileen Joyce Studio at UWA School of Music - Vibraphone

‘Macro Kinetics' presented by Adam Tan
09 May 2016
Tunley Lecture Theatre at UWA School of Music - Presenter

Piñata Percussion at WA Day of Percussion
30 Apr 2016
UWA School of Music - Percussion

Defying Gravity with Nueva Salsa Orchestra
29 Apr 2016
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) - Percussion

'An Afternoon in Vienna' with UWA Symphony Orchestra
16 Apr 2016
Government House Ballroom - Percussion

Piñata Percussion at Perth Modern School
07 Apr 2016
Perth Modern School - Percussion

Piñata Percussion presents '52BarNone'
17 Mar 2016
Callaway Music Auditorium at UWA School of Music - Percussion

Defying Gravity at Fremantle Arts Centre
10 Mar 2016
Fremantle Arts Centre - Percussion

Jam Jar Percussion at 2016 Chinese New Year Fireworks Night
18 Feb 2016
Gloucester Park - Marimba

 

2015


Thomas Robertson: Third-Year Percussion Recital
21 Dec 2015
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) - Percussion (Guest Artist)

Mark Holdsworth: Honours Composition Recital
05 Nov 2015
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music - Percussion (Guest Artist)

Josten Myburgh: Honours Composition Recital
01 Nov 2015
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) - Percussion (Guest Artist)

'Artistry! Culmination' with UWA Symphony Orchestra
11 Oct 2015
Perth Concert Hall - Percussion

Jackson Vickery: Third-Year Percussion Recital
03 Oct 2015
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music - Marimba (Guest Artist)

#PURSUEADAMSRECITAL (Adam Tan: Percussion Honours Recital)
01 Oct 2015
Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music - Percussion Soloist

Defying Gravity presents 'Stereo Action'
18 Sep 2015
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) - Percussion

Jam Jar Percussion at UWA Graduation Ceremony
07 Sep 2015
Winthrop Hall at UWA - Vibraphone

'Artistry! Commemorate' with UWA Symphony Orchestra
28 Aug 2015
Winthrop Hall at UWA - Timpani

Piñata Percussion presents 'Peaux'
28 Aug 2015
Callaway Music Auditorium at UWA School of Music - Percussion

Jam Jar Percussion at UWA Open Day
08 Aug 2015
University of Western Australia - Percussion

'Young Australian' with South Side Symphony Orchestra
01 Aug 2015
Fremantle Town Hall - Percussion

Jam Jar Percussion at Ellington Jazz Club
28 Jun 2015
Ellington Jazz Club - Percussion

Piñata Percussion at State of the Art Festival
29 May 2015
Perth Cultural Centre - Percussion

'Artistry! Collaboration' with UWA Symphony Orchestra
21 May 2015
All Saints College - Percussion

Defying Gravity presents 'Trikaal'
01 May 2015
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) - Percussion

Piñata Percussion at WA Day of Percussion
29 Apr 2015
UWA School of Music - Percussion

Piñata Percussion x ANAM with Mark Applebaum (USA)
24 Mar 2015
Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) (VIC) - Percussion

Defying Gravity presents 'Inuksuit'
19 Mar 2015
Fremantle Arts Centre - Percussion

Piñata Percussion presents 'Piñata Percussion Goes To Melbourne!'
13 Mar 2015
Callaway Music Auditorium at UWA School of Music - Percussion

Jam Jar Percussion at UWA Graduation Ceremony
11 Mar 2015
Winthrop Hall at UWA - Vibraphone

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