A year ago Her Royal Highness The Princess Anne witnessed my performance of Lady Macbeth in the Fishmongers’ Hall. I was honoured to be awarded the Ben Travers’ Scholarship, that helped me to pursue my educational dream, graduate from Guildhall School of Music and Drama and become a professional actress.
Born in Singapore, Fontane is one of the most exciting pioneer young harpists from her country and splits her time between UK and her native Singapore. She was awarded the Singapore National Arts Council Overseas Merit Bursary to further her studies at the #GuildhallSchoolofMusicandDrama, graduating with a First. Through UK scholarships Fontane 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 on the #LondonSinfoniettaAcademy, #PacificMusicFestival and a prizewinner in the 2009 #FranzJosefReinl Competition. She was also a recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s #SirBarbirolliMemorialFoundationAward. International performances have taken her from Tokyo’s Suntory Hall to Singapore’s Esplanade Theatres to London’s Royal Albert Hall and Royal Opera House. In demand as a chamber and orchestral musician, Fontane has performed on #BBCRadio, trialled with #RoyalLiverpoolPhilharmonicOrchestra and performed with #LondonSinfonietta, #LSOChamberEnsemble, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Germany’s #MusikFabrik.