Kim Tan is a diverse musician who has developed a practice of performance that embraces the constantly evolving world of contemporary music.
Studying with teachers such as Mardi McSullea, Greg Dikmans, Lawrence Whiffin, and Margaret Crawford, Kim has also performed in masterclasses and lessons with international soloists including Michael Cox (the Royal Academy of Music, London) and Katherine Kemler (Louisiana State University). In 2009, Kim travelled to Germany to have flute lessons with Camille Hoitenga (Cologne) and international soloists including; Andras Adorjan (Musikhochschule Munich), Felix Renggli (Musikhochschule Freiburg), and Renate Greiss-Armin (Musikhochschule Karlsruhe).
Kim is completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne. She is in constant search for challenges or ways to renew her approach to practice. With violinist Lizzy Welsh, Kim has commissioned and performed acoustic and electro-acoustic compositions for baroque violin and traverso by composers including Peter de Jager and Alexander Garsden. She also performs regularly with Melbourne based ensembles such as Astra Music Society, and ARCKO Symphonic Ensemble and has collaborated and performed with ensembles such as Golden Fur. She has premiered works by Thomas Meadowcroft and Klaus Lang, her repertoire also includes local premiers of works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Liza Lim, Elliot Carter, and Morton Feldman.