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 and Margaret Crawford, Kim has also performed in master classes and participated in lessons with international soloists who include Michael Cox (the Royal Academy of Music, London) and Katherine Kemler (Louisiana State University). In 2009, Kim travelled to Germany to have lessons with international soloists such as Andras Adorjan (Musikhochschule, Munich), Felix Renggli (Musikhochschule, Freiburg), Renate Greiss-Armin (Musikhochschule, Karlsruhe) and Camille Hoitenga (Cologne). She is completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne.
Kim constantly searches for challenges or ways to renew her approach to practice. With the violinist Lizzy Welsh, Kim has commissioned and performed acoustic and electro-acoustic compositions for baroque violin and traverso by composers who include 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 the US-based Golden Fur. She has premiered works by Thomas Meadowcroft and Klaus Lang and her repertoire also includes local premieres of works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Liza Lim, Elliot Carter and Morton Feldman.