Arthur Tang is a classical pianist from Toronto, Canada. He received the Premier Young Artist Award scholarship and obtained his Bachelor of Music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He also received his Master of Music from IU Jacobs School of Music and held an Associate Instructor position during his graduate studies. He studied under the internationally acclaimed pianist, André Watts, and has participated in masterclasses with distinguished artists including Jerome Lowenthal, Ursula Oppens, and Håvard Gimse.
Arthur was awarded two gold medals from Royal Conservatory of Music and has performed at major venues such as Koerner Hall in Toronto and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He has performed Chopin’s Concerto in F minor with the Indiana University Orchestra under the direction of Arthur Fagen, and was praised by The Herald-Times, Indiana for his “admirable acquired sensitivity toward the Chopin style and voice”. He has also performed with the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra led by David Fallis and was invited back to perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor in 2017.
Murphy Lamb is a pianist originally from Campbellsville, KY. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Minor in Physics from the University of Louisville in May of 2021 and was selected as the 2021 Outstanding Music Graduate and student commencement speaker. He is currently working as a teacher, performer, and arts programmer in the Louisville area.
Murphy has been trained in classical piano for 15 years, and his previous teachers include Suellen Shaw, Dr. Naomi Oliphant, and Wendy Chen. He has had the opportunity to play in masterclasses led by extremely accomplished performers Yekwon Sunwoo and Kenneth Broberg. He has also studied jazz piano with Dr. Gabe Evens.
In addition to performing solo gigs (weddings, concerts, and other events), Murphy is a member of the 201 Jazz Quartet, is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the band The Brothers’ Mother, and is an accompanist for the University of Louisville School of Music. As the winner of the 2020 University of Louisville Concerto Competition, he will perform “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin as a soloist with the University of Louisville Symphony Orchestra in the spring of 2022.