Azariah Tan Peng Chay is a third year piano major studying with Albert Tiu at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. He started learning the piano at 6 years old, and has since discovered his love of the piano’s wonderful ability to express emotions in music. 

Azariah has received awards at numerous competitions including 1st Prize at the
2005 Trinity College London Music Competition in Singapore, 2nd Prizes at the 3rd ASEAN Chopin Competition in Kuala Lumpur (2008), the 2007 Asian Youth Music Competition, and the IX International Competition of Young Pianists in Nis (Yugoslavia). He also received two honorary mention awards at the 10th International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA (Tokyo-2009).

His performances have been broadcasted on the Yugoslavian National TV during his trip there in 2006 as well as several times on the Singapore Mediacorp TV channels . He has played to raise funds at the 2007 ChildAid, 2008 and 2009 ‘Welcome to My World’ VSA concerts. He is also regularly invited as a guest performer by Cristofori and Song Without Words music schools, and has performed with Kevin Kern at the Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore in 2006. He has also recently made his debut in the US at the John F. Kennedy Center, as one of the VSA International Young Soloists. 

Azariah has participated in various masterclasses by Murray Perahia, Peter Donohoe, Matti Raekallio, Piotr Paleczny, Thomas Hecht, Roy Howat, Joseph Banowetz, Prof. Edward Ho, Boris Kraljevic, Steven Savage, and many others. He received the prestigious Yamaha Music Scholarship in 2007. His current full scholarship at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory is sponsored by the National Arts Council of Singapore.

Though diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss from a young age of 4, he has persevered in his study of music and worked hard to achieve his wish to be an accomplished musician. He is striving to better his pianistic skills and achieve his goals even now.