Liang Guoting Fontane

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Liang Guoting Fontane


Fontane Liang, currently harpist of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra,  is the first Singaporean harpist to win a permanent position with one of the country’s professional orchestras.

A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London (UK), Fontane’s studies were generously supported by the Singapore National Arts Council, the Leverhulme Trust and D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. She also obtained her Master’s in Music Therapy and held a Fellowship at GSMD from 2011-2012.

She has garnered international accolades including winning a place on the London Sinfonietta Academy, Pacific Music Festival and in the 2009 Franz Josef Reinl Competition. She was also a recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Sir Barbirolli Memorial Foundation Award. International performances have taken her from Tokyo’s Suntory Hall to London’s Royal Albert Hall and Royal Opera House.

In demand as a chamber and orchestral musician, Fontane splits her time between Asia and Europe. She is principal harpist of the highly acclaimed contemporary music group Octandre Ensemble (UK), appearing on BBC Radio 3. Fontane has trialled for Principal harpist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and performed with London Sinfonietta, LSO Chamber Ensemble, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Berkeley Ensemble, Riot Ensemble, Hermes Experiment and Germany’s MusikFabrik.

Fontane’s ability to engage the masses across a variety of styles makes her unique as a solo artist. Her most recent concerto appearance was at the Hanoi Opera House in 2018. Fontane performs regularly for recital series Play with Mozart (Singapore) and Bach to Baby (London). She is an alumnus of UK recital platforms Live Music Now and Concordia Foundation.

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