Singaporean conductor Joshua Kangming Tan is a graduate of The Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music. His awards and scholarships include the Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation Award, NAC-Shell Scholarship, SSO/MOE Scholarship, Charles Schiff Conducting Prize (Juilliard School) and the NAC Young Artist Award.
Joshua studied with James DePreist, Charles Dutoit, David Zinman and Kurt Masur and has worked with Michael Tilson Thomas, Ingo Metzmacher and George Manahan.
Orchestras he has conducted include the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, Beethoven Bonn Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others.
Equally at home with both symphonic and operatic repertoire, he has conducted and served as cover conductor for La traviata, L’elisir d’amore, Tosca,, Rigoletto, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola, Der Fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Un Ballo in Maschera amongst others and with the Singapore Lyric Opera Carmen, Don Giovanni, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, Cosí fan Tutte and the recent Double Bill Operas: Pagliacci and Gianni Schicchi.