Tan Qing Lun is a multi-flute soloist whose performance embodies the cultural diversity of his home, Singapore. He was nominated in July 2015 by The Strait Times as “30 Rising Stars under 30” in Singapore’s arts, entertainment and lifestyle scene. Qing Lun graduated with Masters in Chinese Music (Dizi) from Shanghai Conservatory of Music under the National Arts Council (NAC) scholarship in which he extensively researched on “A Study of Chinese and Indian flutes: Their past and future development in Singapore” as his thesis. The proposal was a culmination of his passion, and a reflection of his endeavour to shape his personal yet unique and localized music voice. Upon convocation, he staged a full-house solo recital “Voices of Tomorrow” at the Esplanade, which received incredible reviews by patrons and the media.
Besides being an award-winning Dizi and Indian flute artist, his efforts and contributions to the flute music industry in Singapore was highly acclaimed when he inaugurated Singapore’s first Dizi Festival in July 2015. As producer of this phenomenal occasion, he conceived a three-day event filled with twelve engaging programs; including two full-house concerts held at Singapore Conference Hall. As Festival Director, Qing Lun was fully involved in its planning, execution and providing artistic direction for the event. He also doubled up as a Conductor and Soloist who performed at the event. The festival gathered internationally renowned Dizi Maestro, industry affiliates, and hundreds of Dizi friends together to celebrate and share their knowledge.
Being one of the co-founder of DingYi Music Company (DYMC), Qing Lun also held the position of Acting General Manager after graduation. He had supported the company in its growth and brought the ensembles to many seasonal performances that were very well-received. In 2014, Qing Lun extended his commitment and passion to develop musical interest in the next generation, he initiated Ding Yi Youth Ensemble, and had since successfully led the youth to 1st place in NAC’s National Chinese Music Competition 2014 (Open Category). Identified as an outstanding musician, Qing Lun is also dedicated to his passion in Conducting where he took numerous professional courses and masterclasses in China, Taiwan and Singapore.
Highlighting one of his pursue, Qing Lun was selected as one of the only three representatives to learn exclusively from Music Director Mr. Yan Hui Chang; and had the opportunity to conduct Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. He also receives mentorship from renowned conductor Dr. Tay Teow Kiat, Mr Quek Ling Kiong and Dr. Ku Pao Wen.
Qing Lun now serves as a Council member in Singapore Chinese Music Federation, acts as Secretary of the Singapore Dizi Society, Creative Director of House of Music (Singapore) and also teaches at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts School of Young Talent.
"30 Rising Stars under 30"
- The Straits Time