Trained: Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Repertoire: Classical, popular classcs, contemporary pop. Repertoire of Chinese music available if required.
Profile: Born in Singapore, this is one of the most exciting young harpists from her country. Fontane was awarded the Singapore National Arts Council Overseas Merit Bursary to further her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating with a First. With the support of the Leverhulme Trust and D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, she received her Masters in Music Therapy at the Guildhall and held a Fellowship there from 2011-2012. She has garnered various accolades including winning a place at the London Sinfonietta Academy, winning the Pacific Music Festival and being a prize-winner in the 2009 Franz Josef Reinl Competition. She was also a recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Sir Barbirolli Memorial Foundation Award. Her ability to engage the masses across a variety of styles makes her unique as a solo artist, performing for the Concordia Foundation and award-winning concert series Bach to Baby. She is an alumni of Live Music Now. In demand as a chamber and orchestral musician, she is principal harpist of the highly acclaimed Octandre Ensemble, which recently performed on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’. She was recently on trial with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and has played with London Sinfonietta, LSO Chamber Ensemble, Southbank Sinfonia, Berkeley Ensemble and Germany’s MusikFabrik.