Lunchtime Concert: Trinity Laban Harp Department

THU 2 NOV 13:05

Take time out this lunchtime for a performance by Trinity Laban harpists in the beautiful surroundings of St Alfege Church.

Marcel Tournier Four Preludes for Two Harps Op.16

Fauré Les Berceaux
Strauss Die Nacht

Marcel Tournier from Images Suite no.3, Op.35
II. Danseuse à la fontaine d’Aïn Draham

Marcel Tournier from Images Suite no.3, Op.35
I. Les Anesses Grises sur la route d’El-Aziz

Mascagni Ave Maria from Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Donizetti O Mio Fernando from La Favorita

Hindemith Harp Sonata
I. Mäßig schnell
II. Lebhaft
III. Sehr langsam

Elfyn Jones Echoes for Two Harps


Christabelle Sheum began her music journey at the age of 5 and with piano as her music foundation, she continued to study the harp under the tutelage of Ms Katryna Tan. She was a member of the reputable Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra from 2016-2023. She was subsequently nominated as Members’ Committee Vice President in 2018 and was promoted as the President in 2022 .

Christabelle has performed in many prestigious events both locally and internationally. Overseas performances include those held in France, Korea, New York and many more. Furthermore, she has been invited to play in numerous charity events, weddings and corporate events. Some of these events consist of Singapore Press Holding’s ChildAid charity concert, President’s Star Charity Show, Girl Guides Gala dinner where Singapore’s former First Lady was the guest of honour.

Christabelle has participated and won several music competitions such as the Audience Choice Award in Young Talents Project hosted by MediaCorp, Gold Award (with Honors) for Chamber Music Competition (Flute and Harp duet) in Singapore Raffles International Music Festival, 1st place for the American Protege International Piano and String Competitions held at Carnegie Hall, New York and the Distinction in the Harp Prestige Award, Young Professional category.

Tiffany Shum is passionate about music. She started learning piano at the age of six. Her encounter with harp further strengthens her wish of being a professional musician. The first time she studied harp was in 2017. With determination and perseverance, she successfully completed the Grade 8 exam after playing the harp for 1 year. Ms Constance Tsang, her harp teacher in Hong Kong, also provided her an opportunity to participate in a studying trip in Milan, Italy. It was truly an eye-opening experience. She decided to study overseas due to the trip's inspirations. And this is her path to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, being one of the students of Gabriella Dall’Olio.

Catherine and Elizabeth Rajhans were born in 2003 in Kyiv, Ukraine. They started playing music (harp) at the age of 5. From 5 to 10 years old, they studied at the Kyiv Music School in the name of Shamo from the teacher Yelizaveta Gerasina. At the age of 11, they entered the specialized music school named after Chopin in Moscow, where they studied for 5 years with the teacher Helen Watson. During the training, they took part in many international competitions, where they became laureates. After that, they returned to Kyiv and entered Junior Trinity (online). This year they are students of the 2nd year of study at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire under the guidance of Gabriella Dall'Olio.

Anna Pagnin began the study of the harp with Maria Cristina Fogagnolo at the Conservatoire of Music “Cesare Pollini” in Padua and is currently studying at the Conservatoire of Music “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan with Cristiana Passerini. She joined the Erasmus+ exchange programme twice. The first time she studied with Ernestine Stoop at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. She is now on her second experience abroad, studying with Gabriella Dall’Olio at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
She played with the Youth Orchestra “I Polli(ci)ni” with which she recorded three CDs. She performed with the Ensemble Pentacle and the Youth Orchestra of the Milan Conservatory. She participated in the masterclasses of Emmanuel Ceysson, Nabila Chajai and Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche.

Francesca Bartolo is a Maltese Mezzo-soprano, currently studying under Sarah Pring at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance (TLCMD), with kind support from the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation & Trinity Laban Bursaries. Francesca is mentored by Dylan Perez and Peter Knapp. In September 2023, Francesca graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree at TLCMD and has now continued her studies at Postgraduate Level. Francesca has also studies in Italy, Austria and New York where she made her Carnegie Hall recital debut last summer. Operatic roles have included Third Lady (Mozart, The Magic Flute), Patricia (Strozzi!, Barbara Strozzi) And Marcellina (Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro)

St Alfege Church
Free event, no booking required

Dates and times

This event finished on 02 November 2023.

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