© 2014 Laura Peh
LAURA PEH, harpist
Hong Kong-born Singaporean harpist Laura Peh is currently a finalist on the Bachelor of Music (Honours) programme under the tutelage of Daphne Boden at the Royal College of Music, London. Laura started learning the harp at the age of nine and was educated at Methodist Girls’ School (Singapore). Whilst in school, Laura was an avid triathlete, Music Elective Programme student, violinist in the String Ensemble and harpist in the Singapore National Youth Orchestra. At the age of fifteen, she was admitted to the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (France), where she studied with Isabelle Perrin.
Laura has won prizes at several competitions: 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 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).
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). She also strongly supports education outreach and has assisted in workshops for young children, families and the disabled.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys visiting museums, learning about different cultures, taking leisurely walks in parks and mulling over life.
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