Musical Education

Vanessa got her Bachelor of Music from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne in 2017 where she studied piano with Glenn Riddle and violin with Markiyan Melnychenko.

Vanessa was born in Jakarta, December 1995 and started her piano lesson at the age of 4. Her past teachers include Yulia Yahya (Piano), Dr Pinkcheer Tamio (Piano), Nathania Karina (Piano), Prima Muchlisin (Violin), Felicity Baldock (Voice) and Sylvia Wiryadi (Voice). She had piano masterclasses with Prof. Raphael Lutchevsky, DR Christine Kefferstan, Daniel Herscovitch, Jacqueline Leung, Krystian Tcakewski and Geoffrey Saba. 

A musical theatre enthusiast, Vanessa loves to procrastinate through life by making puns and laughing at anything. However, she spends most of her time telling people that she is practicing while she is eating ice cream. 


Performance Experience (highlights)

Musical Directing

Oh! Batavia The Musical (+album) as Music Director /Songwriter (Temu Lawak/2017)

AIYA (English) click here

BUSET Magazine click here

Artiumnation as Music Director (Saman Melbourne/2017)

OZIP Magazine click here

Budaye Kite The Musical (+album) as Music Director /Songwriter (Temu Lawak/2016)

BUSET Magazine click here

Thoroughly Modern Millie as Music Director (University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association/2015)

Stage Whispers click here


Personal Projects

Come Alive! Tribute to Pasek and Paul (@America/2018)

A Night On Broadway II: Musical Journeys (Jakarta and Singapore) (2018)

A Twist of American Hits (@America/2018)

A Night On Broadway (@America/2017)

Impressions On Colour (2017)

Nona Manise, A Collaboration Concert featuring East Indonesian Folk Songs (2016)

UP!, A Classical Piano Recital by Vanessa Tunggal and Felicia Satyadi (2016)

All That Classy Jazz, A Piano Duet Concert by Vanessa Tunggal and Ellen Renata (@America/2016)

Summer Soiree, A Classical Piano Recital by Vanessa Tunggal and Ivana Gonzales (2015)

A Musical Afternoon with Vanessa Tunggal (2013)


Other Performances

Into The Woods - piano (TEMAN/2018)

Be Our Guest, a piano duo concert (MusicMind x Art1: Museum/2018)

A Lecture Recital by Prof. Gillbert de Greeve: 'Senandung Tanah Airku' , Jakarta (2016)

O.2: Originals Only (Institut Musik Indonesia/2016)

Ruby's Music Room Steinway Series, Melbourne (2015)

Gracia Open Music Festival, Jakarta (2011)

Indonesia Young Musician Performance (2011)


The Chorale Singers (February 2018-present)

Singapore International Choral Festival 2018

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus (May 2016-December 2017)

Christmas Special Concert

Requiem (Mozart)

Carmina Burana (Orff)

Messiah (Handel)

St. Francis Choir, Melbourne (April 2014-December 2017)

Trinity Youth Symphony Orchestra, Jakarta (June 2013-February 2016)

Australia's International Music Festival 2015: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Conservatorium of Music 


Indonesia Music Education Conference 2018 

'It's Not Only About Playing The Instruments!': Music education from a millenial's point of view


3rd prize in Eisteddfod by The Bay 2015 (Romantic/Post Romantic)

3rd prize in Eisteddfod by The Bay 2014 (20th Century)

3rd prize in Gracia Open Festival 2014 Folksongs Arranging Competition

1st prize in Festival Musikalisasi Puisi 2012 Jabodetabek

2nd prize in Festival Musikalisasi Puisi 2011 Jabodetabek

2nd prize in Keuskupan Agung Jakarta Band Competition 2006