© 2015 Laura Peh
LAURA PEH, harpist
Laura Peh graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree from the Royal College of Music, London (RCM), where she studied with Daphne Boden. Prior to this, Laura was educated at Methodist Girls’ School (Singapore) and the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (France) with Isabelle Perrin. During her time at the RCM, Laura was active in historical performance and early music, performing on the medieval, Italian triple and Welsh triple harps. In 2015, she formed the Minerva Duo with British recorder player Fatima Lahham.
Laura has won prizes at several competitions including the Singapore-Malaysia Harp Competition 2010 (Advanced Division), Thailand International Harp Competition 2009, Elias Parish-Alvars International Harp Competition 2008 (UK) and was 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, Royal College of Music Museum (UK); Eden Hall, Esplanade and Victoria Concert Hall (Singapore). Past engagements include the Asian Harp Festival (Hong Kong), Singapore Island Country Club’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations, Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race Ball (Singapore) and « Debussy in Paris » Conference (France). She has performed as a soloist with various orchestras in Asia and Europe, was harpist in the Singapore National Youth Orchestra and founder member of the Orchestra of the Music Makers (Singapore).
Apart from performing, Laura’s interests include research and arts education. In June 2015, she presented her research on G.F. Handel’s Harp Concerto at the 32nd Historical Harp Society Annual Conference in California, USA and has given well-received gallery talks at the Handel House Museum in London. An advocate of arts education, Laura has led and assisted creative workshops for young children, families and people with disabilities at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal College of Music, Kenwood House (English Heritage), Jewish Museum London, Foundling Museum and Orleans House Gallery.
Laura is currently on hiatus from performance and is based in London, where she is undertaking postgraduate studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
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