A native of Singapore, Tonglin entered Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts at the age of 6. Continuing her training with distinguished pianist Lim Yan at School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA), she won an audition to embark on a tour to Switzerland and Italy in 2011 where she performed both solo and chamber works. Throughout her studies in SOTA, where she received a creative, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary education, Tonglin developed a unique sense of artistic interest, not restrictive to solo-performing, but varied aspects such as collaborations with other arts forms and academic disciplines.
As a passionate chamber and orchestral musician, Tonglin enjoys performing in a range of creative and artistic projects which promotes collaboration with musicians, composers, choreographers, dancers, visual artists and theatre designers. Recent concerts include a multimedia production which incorporated music, dance and electronics, produced by Japanese composer Kina Miyamoto, premiered in Atmospheresfestival 2018, as well as concerts in London Bargehouse as part of Balance Exhibition which featured works from RWCMD theatre designers and composers. Having a special affinity towards two-piano works, some of her recent projects include Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Philip Glass’s Four movements for two pianos,George Crumb’s masterpiece Makrokosmos III: Music for a Summer Evening, as well as Messiaen’s Visions de L’amenwith Benjamin Frith, pianist of internationally acclaimed piano trio, The Gould Trio.
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