Tan Xiaotang, working as the associate professor of the Piano Department in Central Conservatory of Music, is an active pianist in present music circle. He has toured France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Morocco and many big cities of China and performed successfully in collaboration with famous symphony orchestras such as German Bamberger Symphoniker, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and Beijing Symphony Orchestra.
Tan Xiaotang has been invited to various music festivals and big music events all around the world such as French Ravel Music Festival, French Du Pays Briard Music Festival and recorded music programs many times for Radio France, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Nippon Television and famous classical music magazines, China Central Television and China National Radio.
In 2011, Tan released his personal CD album published and recorded respectively by Tudor Records, Switzerland and Bayerischer Rundfunk, Germany.
In 2004, he won the first prize at the 2nd International Piano Competition, Sendai, Japan and was awarded the French Ambassador Honor and the Audience Prize. In December 2005, he won the first prize and audience prize again at the Animato International Piano Invitational for Young Pianists, Paris, France. In 2008, Tan got the honor to dedicate his music and passion for the Olympic Games by recording the piano part of the Song "You and Me" and "Olympic Flag".