After playing on so many different instruments around the world, I find Marimba One's hand-built instruments are the sturdiest, easiest to assemble and sound absolutely incredible in any space. I feel like my Marimba One Izzy truly represents my personal sound, and I love sharing that with others.
Adam Tan is a marimbist, educator and composer based in Perth, Western Australia. Adam is most known for being a YouTube content creator on THE STUDIO, a self-produced YouTube show uploading weekly episodes for education and entertainment relating to percussion.
Adam has performed and presented in-person in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan and the United States, and has also presented online classes in Argentina, Central America and the United Kingdom. Highlights include solo performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), inc. percussion days (Japan), PAS Hong Kong Days of Percussion and Oh! Asian Percussionists Series (Hong Kong), Malaysia Percussion Festival, Chosen Vale Percussion Seminar (USA), Australian Percussion Gathering and masterclass presentations at the 505A Percussion Gathering (Hong Kong), MalletLab Summer Intensive (USA), WA Day of Percussion (Australia) and various universities and schools across Taiwan.
As a composer, Adam's works for percussion are performed regularly as they appear in repertoire lists for auditions, examinations and competitions around the world, such as the UIL Texas Prescribed Music List (PML). Adam’s works can be listened to on all music streaming platforms and stores and the sheet music is self-published through his website.
Back home in Perth, Adam is the founder and director of Marimbafest Australia, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of percussive arts in Australia. Marimbafest Australia curates various events, including the annual marimba festival and competition Marimbafest, as well as the annual concert series Percussion All-Stars. Adam is also on staff at the University of Western Australia and teaches students at his studio.
Adam has a Master of Music (Research, Percussion) and Bachelor of Music (1st Class Hons) from the University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music.
Adam is a Marimba One Premier Artist, with his favourite instrument being his own Marimba One Izzy (Traditional/Classic). Adam is also a Signature Artist of Encore Mallets (USA) with his own signature series of mallets. Adam's music is published by Edition Svitzer (Denmark).