ZhiYong Tan (Yong Tan) is a Malaysia-based composer, arranger, and producer, currently studying music composition in West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His principal composition teachers include Robert Maggio, Jacob Cooper, Adam Silverman, Sabrina Clarke, Van Stiefel, Mark Rimple and has worked with composer Robert Honstein in master class. He enjoys writing instrumental music, electronic music, vocal work, and song. Yong Tan believes that music can not only carry emotion, but also information. Therefore, his composition often express issue such as environmental issue, social issue like racism, psychology disorder and more.
Yong Tan’s compositions have been performed publicly in the US and Malaysia. He has received commission for new composition and arrangement for solo, chamber, and orchestra. May 2021, his composition for woodwind quintet has won the Pennsylvania Chamber Winds Call for Score. September 2021, he won the Kyle Pearl 2nd Annual Open Call for cello solo. November 2021, his piano trio “My little Sister ‘asking’ for Present” won the UITM Tunku Zain Piano Trio Composition Competition. June 2022, his piano solo composition “Sad Fact” won the Free Hand 2nd Malaysian Contemporary Composers Piano Festival call for score. He has also participated in some music festival including 2021
SMCC SoundBridge Virtual Festival Malaysia, 2021 Malaysia Young Composer Workshop, 2021 Musical Exchange Program hosted by The Rondo Production, 2022 Emerge Virtual Workshop hosted by the Julius Quartet.
Besides, Yong has been playing saxophone and piano for more than 12 years. He had the pleasure to play with Philharmonic Wind Malaysia in 2021 and 2022. More of his music can be found in his YouTube channel – Yong Tan 陈鋕荣.
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjv9cJtCR_oAzSO zeGYbQg (Yong Tan)
Publisher: Self-published unless specified otherwise
Original Works for Wind
Advice from my Future Self for alto sax and fixed electronic (2021)
AI Generated for saxophone quartet (2022)
Do it when you Think ‘in for alto flute and alto sax (2022)
Me and Myself for alto sax, tenor sax, and piano (2019)
Ode to Joy, arranged for elementary band (2022)
Randomly Randomize Randomization for flute quartet (2022)
Untuk Gunung Ledang for 2 clarinets and 2 trombones (2022)
1 2 3 Freeze for clarinet quartet with wind ensemble (2021)