Raffles Institution

Chinese Orchestra

    Raffles Institution Chinese Orchestra (RICO) was founded in 1987, in line with Headmaster Mr Eugene Wijeysingha’s strong belief that Raffles Institution is becoming an international and multi-cultural school.

    RICO values the contributions of individual members, and places emphasis on excellence, commitment, passion, teamwork and discipline. RICO seeks to give every member a stake in the orchestra, and foster a conducive environment for self-discovery through immersion in the dynamic landscape of Chinese music.

    Nearing its 30th anniversary, RICO has grown to become a full, 120 member strong orchestra with 5 sections, and is an orchestra which values camaraderie and musical talent among its members. RICO has also seen many changes and reached many important milestones. These achievements would not have been possible without the guidance of our teacher-mentors, conductor and instructors. We also want to acknowledge and appreciate the hard work put in by our former teacher-mentors, Mr Chew Zichun, Ms Leon Huai Luu and Dr Hoh Chung Shih.

    Achievements and Highlights

    February 2017: Chinese New Year Celebrations School Concert

    July 2017: Nanyang International Music Competition (Youth Category) First Prize

    August 2017: CIP Performance at St Theresa’s Home

    coming soon in December 2017: Confluence – Joint concert with RI Military Band

    Teacher Mentors

    Dr Wong Joon Hwang

    Ms Sharon Ling

    Ms Wong Chiu Chin