Khmerican’s Must Watch Top 12 for 2013 [PHOTOS]
February 16, 2013
9. CHRYSANTHE TAN
Chrysanthe Tan is the most well-rounded artist on this year’s list. The twenty-something half Khmer, half Greek (“Khmeropean”) musician found that the skill came naturally to her at a young age. “My first instrument was the piano at age 7,” Tan told Khmerican. “I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. At age 8, I discovered the violin, and when my parents let me play that too, I felt like I had truly hit the jackpot. Soon afterward I started playing guitar as well. I loved it all.” Recently, she finished writing nine compositions for “Eleanor Rigby,” a soon to be released short film by critically acclaimed writer/director Sarah Louise Wilson. Tan goes on tour seasonally to ten U.S. cities with three Latin megastars, most notably Marc Anthony, playing the violin as part of the orchestra. Tan performs regularly as a member of the Los Angeles folk rock band Tommy Santee Klaws and occasionally sings. She also enjoys a vegan diet. For 2013, Tan’s portfolio will be further enriched by her regular appearances on Fox’s “Glee” as a member of the McKinley High School band and the unveiling of her first solo album later this year.
© Nicholas Roberts