© 2015 Laura Peh
LAURA PEH, harpist
Hong Kong-born Singaporean harpist Laura Peh recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree from the Royal College of Music, London where she studied with Daphne Boden. Prior to this, Laura was educated at Methodist Girls’ School (Singapore) and at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (France), where she studied with Isabelle Perrin.
Laura has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at prominent venues across Europe and Asia – Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, Jean-Jacques Henner National Museum (Paris, France); Wotton House (UK); Eden Hall, Esplanade and Victoria Concert Hall (Singapore). Past engagements include the Asian Harp Festival (Hong Kong), the Singapore Island Country Club’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations, the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race Ball (Singapore) and the « Debussy in Paris » Conference (Paris, France). She has performed concertos by Handel, Mozart, Wagenseil and Debussy with various orchestras in Asia and Europe, and was a member of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra and Orchestra of the Music Makers (Singapore).
Laura has won prizes at several competitions including the Singapore-Malaysia Harp Competition 2010 (Advanced Division), Thailand International Harp Competition 2009 and the Elias Parish-Alvars International Harp Competition 2008 (UK). She was also a finalist at the Wales International Harp Competition 2010 (Under-19 Division).
Laura has a keen interest in interdisciplinary arts and is currently working on a project to be premiered in September 2015, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Singapore celebrations (SG50), collaborating with young artists in the fields of choreography, dance, music and film. In addition to performing, Laura is passionate about research and education. As a harp historian, her research interests include historical harps, harpists and arts education, and she recently presented her research on G.F. Handel’s Harp Concerto at the Historical Harp Society Conference in the U.S. Laura believes in giving back to society and has performed at hospitals, homes for the disadvantaged, care centres and charity events since she was a young musician and was featured in Youthful Musing, a charity CD for The Community Chest (Singapore). An advocate of education outreach, Laura has led and assisted in workshops for young children, families and the disabled at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal College of Music, Foundling Museum and was formerly an intern at the Jewish Museum London.
Laura resides in London where she has a busy performing career and continues her studies with Daphne Boden.
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