Melvin Tay is a versatile young Singaporean conductor based in Manchester, UK. He regularly works with local orchestras, opera societies, wind orchestras and brass bands.Ensembles include Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Bolton Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Wind Orchestra and many more. He is currently the Music Director of Opera Viva in Liverpool.
Melvin has an avid interest in contemporary music and has already given fifteen world premieres since the start of this year. In June, he assisted in the very first production of The Path to Heaven, a brand new opera by Adam Gorb.
Melvin is a postgraduate conducting student at the RNCM, under the tutelage of Clark Rundell and Mark Heron. He has been Assistant Conductor for Sir Andrew Davis, Vasily Petrenko, and Ben Gernon on projects with the BBC Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also participated in masterclasses by Sir Mark Elder, Douglas Bostock, Timothy Reynish and David Hill.