Diploma in Sonic Arts
Class of 2012
Govin Tan, founding member of GTkai & Flame of the Forest, is a multi-world percussionist, who started learning the art of Indian Music - Tabla at the age of 12 with Mr. Chandra Sekaran (Singapore) and subsequently furthered his craft with Ustad Jagjit Singh (India, Punjab).
With perseverance and diligence, Govin was the first non-Indian to win the National Indian Music Competition in 2006 (tabla intermediate category) and 2008 (tabla open category) respectively. This was truly an astonishing historical feat that has never repeated itself till
Govin has since brought his performances to new heights, both musically and technically where he displayed his percussion techniques skillfully in many performances and is grateful to be given the opportunity to travel and perform internationally as an accompanist
and soloist. Throughout his journey, Govin continues to study and explore with various ethnic
instruments of the world.