Dora, Harp

Dora has recently completed her Master of Music course at the Royal College of Music (London), where she studied the harp with Daphne Boden and Imogen Barford. Prior to this she completed her Bachelor’s degree at the same institution.

In addition to being a solo performer, Dora is an active chamber musician and was a prize winner of the Chamber Music Category of the Enkor Music Competition in 2015/2016. Recent performances include contemporary ensemble pieces featuring Boulez’s Sur Incises and a world premiere of Daniel Lee Chappell’s Corrugated Light. Also a keen orchestral player, Dora has performed with Orchestra of the Music Makers (Singapore) and with the RCM Symphony Orchestra, where she has worked with Sir Roger Norrington, Nicholas Collon, Michael Rosewell and Timothy Lines amongst others.

Since learning the harp at age 13, Dora has given solo, ensemble, chamber and orchestral performances around the world, including Singapore, France, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Some of the notable venues include the Esplanade, The Arts House, University Cultural Centre, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, Singapore Arts Museum, the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, National Concert Hall (Taiwan), the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall (UK) and the Britten Theatre in the Royal College of Music. She has also played in several harp festivals in Singapore as well as the Camac 40th anniversary celebrations in Théâtre Quartier Libre (France).

Prior to her education in the UK, Dora was a student at Anglo-Chinese Junior College, where she was awarded the ‘Young Performer Award’ in 2011. She was given the opportunity to perform as a soloist in Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp with the school’s string orchestra, and at the biannual National Music Elective Programme concert ‘Snapshots’ organized by the Ministry of Education (Singapore) in 2011.

She has played in harp masterclasses for Marisa Robles, Isabelle Perrin, Isabelle Moretti, Florence Sitruk, Catherine Michel, Sylvain Blassel, Sivan Magen, Gabriella Dull’Olio and Ann Yeung.

See Dora’s Classical and Hymnal songs at her repertoire list.