Raffles Institution

Piano Ensemble

  • taken by Natasha Zuzarte and Timothy Soepadmo for Deck the Walls 2018, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society (Year 5-6)

    If you, like many others, envision a piano ensemble to consist of ten pianists each having their own piano on stage, then we’re sorry to disappoint, for we usually only play in groups of twos to fours (except for our batch piece!) on one to two pianos. Nevertheless, the amount of teamwork, collaboration, and musicality required is still just as essential, which makes perfecting each piece just as challenging.

    As for our usual CCA sessions, they typically consist of general meetings, where we plan for the abovementioned annual activities, and coaching sessions by seniors or our experienced coach, Ms Yeong. But don’t worry, because amidst all these, there’ll be lots of laughter and occasional jamming sessions as well!

    If you enjoy performing with others, or simply love arranging, then RIPE is the place for you.

    Find out more in Raffles Press' CCA Previews

    Achievements and Highlights

    CIP Performance at National University Hospital

    Student-initiated performances at the main lobby and paediatrics ward


    Voyage D’espoir - Annual Concert 2017

    Proceeds from the sale of tickets went to Habitat for Humanity


    Vivace Piano Ensemble Competition 2017

    Overall 1st Place (Tan Yee Jian & Paul Solomon Low)

    Silver Award (Huang Sixian & Chen Xinyuan)

    Silver Award (Ashlyn Ng & Liu Yizhen)


    CIP at Ang Mo Kio - Thye Hua Kwan Hospital

    Student-initiated CIP project involving weekly performances and activities for the elderly at Ang Mo Kio - Thye Hua Kwan Hospital

    Teachers in charge

    Mrs Joyce Chua

    Ms Edina Rahman