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Singaporean harpist Lishan Tan is a multi-talented young musician who has performed across Singapore and the world. Most notably, she has collaborated with the Silk Road Ensemble in performance with the Boston Conservatory Orchestra at the prestigious Boston Symphony Hall. She was the featured harpist at Boston Conservatory’s Combined Choruses Concert in December 2018 where she solely accompanied the chorus and performed Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Brahms’ 4 Gesänge and Rheinberger’s Psalm 84. Her most recent achievements includes winning the First Ever Judges' Honourable Mention in Boston Conservatory's 2019/2020 Concerto Competition. Lishan’s performing experiences range from opera to musical theatre to much more. She has worked with many of Singapore’s leading ensembles such as The Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Lyric Opera and Orchestra of the Music Makers under the musical direction of Lim Yau, Johann de Meij, Christopher Adey, Nicholas Cleobury and Tsung Yeh.

In addition to being a regular harpist at The Raffles Hotel and The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, Lishan

enjoys bringing music to the local community. She was selected to perform at numerous local events such

as “The Future of Us” Exhibition, which celebrated Singapore’s 50th Anniversary, the 2015 National Citizenship Ceremony and in “Hearts and Hugs,” a television programme which featured celebrities organising a fundraiser to help children in need. Through her performances, Lishan has had the privilege to perform for Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean and Seventh President, Dr Tony Tan. 

 

Lishan took to the harp at 14 years old and entered the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 2013. With the support of the Lucien Wang Scholarship (2016-2018), she continued her undergraduate studies under the NAFA-Royal College of Music (RCM) joint degree program. During her studies, she spearheaded two well-received harp concerts and a Harp Composition Workshop for composers to better understand how to write for the harp. She premiered several of these student composer’s works and continues working with composers to create new works for the harp. In pursuit of her harp education, Lishan has also travelled internationally to attend masterclasses and summer festivals. She participated in Festival MusicAlps 2018 in Tignes, France and was recently chosen to participate in HarpMasters 2019 in Müenchenbuchsee, Switzerland. She has studied in Boston, London, France, Switzerland, Malaysia and Singapore with harpists Jana Boušková, Sylvain Blassel, Milda Agazarian, Mara Galassi, Park Stickney, Petra van der Heide, Isabelle Moretti, Ieuan Jones, Stephen Fitzpatrick, Catherine Michel, Sasha Boldachev, Felice Pomeranz, Kimberly Rowe and Lenka Petrović. 

 

Lishan was conferred the Best Graduate Award upon graduating top of her class in both her diploma and undergraduate years. She was additionally awarded the NAFA Chairman Award and RCM Musical Excellence Award as a result of her academic excellence. Lishan holds a Diploma with Distinction in Music Teaching and a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from The Royal College of Music, London. She is currently pursuing her Master of Music in Harp Performance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee under the tutelage of renowned harpist Ina Zdorovetchi. 

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Singaporean harpist Lishan Tan is a multi-talented musician who has performed across Singapore and the world. She has performed with Singapore’s leading ensembles, and most notably collaborated with the Silk Road Ensemble in performance with the Boston Conservatory Orchestra. She was the featured harpist at BoCo’s Combined Choruses Concert in December 2018 and recently, won the first-ever Judges' Honourable Mention in BoCo's 2019 Concerto Competition. Additionally to being a regular harpist at The Raffles Hotel and The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, she enjoys performing for the community. She was chosen to perform at “The Future of Us” Exhibition which celebrated Singapore’s 50th Anniversary, the 2015 National Citizenship Ceremony and in “Hearts and Hugs,” a television programme which featured celebrities executing a fundraiser for children in need. Lishan has had the privilege to perform for Singapore’s Senior Ministers and Seventh President, Dr Tony Tan. Upon graduating top of her class in her diploma and degree years, Lishan was additionally awarded the NAFA Chairman Award and RCM Musical Excellence Award. In pursuit of her harp education, she has travelled internationally to attend masterclasses. She holds a BMus from Royal College of Music and is pursuing her MM at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. 

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Singaporean harpist Lishan Tan has performed across Singapore and the world, collaborating with leading ensembles and most notably, with the Silk Road Ensemble in performance with the Boston Conservatory Orchestra. Upon graduating top of her class in both her diploma and degree years, she was additionally awarded the NAFA Chairman Award and RCM Musical Excellence Award. Lishan holds a BMus from Royal College of Music and is pursuing her MM at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.