Tan received full scholarship in 2008 to pursue a Master of Music degree at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) under the tutelage of renowned Prof. Ray Wang. He also acted as the principal cellist in APA’s Symphony Orchestra performing various pieces, Tan has played in master classes by David Strange, Li-Wei Qin, Peter Stumpf and Chu Yi Bing etc., he has also participated in the Canton International Summer Music Academy (CISMA) with conductor Charles Dutoit (2005 and 2006), and the internationally celebrated Kroberg Cello Festival in Germany in 2007.
Tan has been invited by groups and institutions such as Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Macau Symphony Orchestra, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra. He is also a member of the Hong Kong International Cello Association and the Cello ensemble “Cellistra”.
Tan is teaching as cello tutor of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Diocesan Boys’ School Primary Division. He is the leading cellist of NEXUS ensemble.