After a 5-year hiatus, Chester Tan releases a new single and will be available at all major music streaming sites from 9 September 2019. The new single, A New Sparkle, signifies a new music endeavour. This is the first song launched as an independent artist,…

The first Piano Spa album was released in 2005, but its origin started way back, in 1996. After practicing piano for over 15 years, inspiration struck me and I started composing piano music from 1996. Pacific Dreams was one of the first few piano compositions…

I was listening to Mediacorp Symphony 92.4 FM radio on my way to work when I instantly recognised the mesmerising motif of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons being repeated over and over again. I hit the Soundhound button on my smartphone quickly and it identified the…

Here’s a musical event to share for those who likes Chinese orchestral music.  Ding Yi Music Company is founded in 2007 and is the first Chinese chamber music ensemble in Singapore. Other than traditional Chinese music, they also perform contemporary and even cross-genre works. Under…

2016 is an exceptional year for me and my blog. I published 144 articles, averaging 12 posts per month. I reviewed almost 40 headphones and earphones, 5 speakers, around 20 smartphones and tablets, 15 wearables, 11 cameras, and 5 cars. Every single product tested and…

There is a music event happening in Singapore on 30 Nov 2016. 5 music artistes from Japan and Singapore will come together for a one-night performance at the Victoria Concert Hall. This is the third edition of the concert, held annually since 2014 under the…

Enya, one of the most influential artists in my music career, has finally released a new album. Her last album, “And Winter Came”, was in an era when online music was not as prevalent, when compact discs were still immensely popular, when singles are easily available. Back then,…

On Saturday 17 Oct 2015, NTU presented me with the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The award “recognises alumni, under the ages of 40, whose endeavours in their chosen fields or professions are worthy of recognition and have brought honour to the University.” For my case,…

With less than a month to 9 Aug 2015, Singapore’s 50th National Day, the local music community is filled with songs specially produced for the occasion. And all of them are available for free download.   Here are a list of my favourite ones, in…

My ex-colleague’s son is such a talent! He could play my tribute piano composition for Mr. Lee Kuan Yew just by listening, without scores. We call that “play-by-ear”.     Andrew (AJ) is one of the 50 young pianists who are selected out of 300 to…

In this week’s digest, I share what’s happened over the past 2 weeks in my life, and what’s going to happen over the next 2 weeks. [Music] Condolence Singapore came to a standstill last week with the passing of our Founding Prime Minister Mr. Lee…

There are no words to describe his contribution to the nation, to the region, and to the world. There is no need to write in length to justify his immense accomplishments. There is sorrow on his passing, but there is also celebration of his legacy.…

This week’s digest has got to be the most “complete” in terms of coverage. Why? Because I have an article on MUSIC, another artiele on PHOTO, and another article on TECH. Splendid. Chester Tan – A Little-Less Invisible Musician After the “sensational” newspaper article, which…

This morning, James from Warner Singapore excitedly messaged me. I was prominently featured in the TODAY paper today. In the “TODAY T COVER” section page 43, I was given a full page photo with an eye-catching headline. Chester Tan: One of the most famous Singaporean…

It’s another exciting week outside my work – some music stuff, photography stuff, tech stuff… well, isn’t that what my blog is all about? D-Link: Review Coming D-Link is one of the brands that recently reach out to me for engagement. Their price? Courier fees…

Writing this digest is keeping me disciplined. Every digest is actually completed within a morning. This is different from my other blogs where I could take several days to complete. This tests my spontaneity in producing articles, a refreshing challenge to cut down on procrastination,…

In this digest, I’ll be covering activity trackers, Bluetooth speakers, blogger engagement, and a few contests. Activity Tracker I completed the review of the Xiaomi Mi Band (head to the link if you have not read it). At the same time, I got hold of…

Piano Spa 7

January 10, 2015 2

Featuring award winning pianist, composer and arranger, Chester Tan and introducing pianist-composer Bevlyn Khoo, comes another 30 beautiful and relaxing compositions for a serene body, mind and soul. All tracks composed, arranged and performed by Chester Tan except the following: CD1 tracks 2, 5, 8,…