Leslie Tan, a founding member of the T'ang Quartet, has performed to critical acclaim in major venues and festivals worldwide. These include the Tanglewood and Aspen Festivals in the USA; the Melbourne and Port Fairy Festivals in Australia; the New Zealand Festival; the Hong Kong Arts Festival; and the Prague-Vienna-Budapest Sommerakademie and the Edinburgh Festival in Europe
A graduate of the Trinity College of Music in London, Leslie Tan went on to the Tchaikovsky-Moscow State Conservatory as a graduate-assistant of Natalia Shahkovskaya. In the USA, he was a pupil of Paul Katz and Norman Fischer.
In a career that has spanned 35 years, ranging from orchestral to chamber and solo concerts; from contemporary and cross-disciplinary works to historically informed performances, Leslie is sought after both as a pedagogue and concert artiste.
Leslie is very active in outreach activities, and musical education in countries in the ASEAN region, teaching in different festivals and projects in Thailand and Myanmar. In Indonesia he works quite frequently with students from Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya.
Leslie Tan was on the faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute from 2000 - 2004; and in 2003, was appointed to the faculty of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.