Raffles Institution

String Ensemble



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    Raffles Institution String Ensemble (RISE) was formed in 2001. It caters to the needs of talented string players in Raffles Institution and has a complementary role in enriching the school's Music Education Programme.

    The ensemble puts up at least one public concert every year. Other activities include the school's 'Arts @ Atrium', and busking at Orchard Road to raise funds for the underprivileged. 

    Over the years the RISE also organised Master Classes for its members. Masters include Mr Hajime Teri Murai, Director of Orchestras from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Mr Gordan Nikolitch, Leader of the London Symphony Orchestra, Ms Yumi Scott, member of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Mr Peter Esswood, Head of Strings from the Royal Welsh College of Music.

    Achievements and Highlights

    Pre-Lunar New Year Home Refurbishment Project
    RISE collaborated with RI Interact Club in collaboration with the Metropolitan YMCA (MYMCA) of Singapore, St Andrew’s Junior College and Catholic Junior College in a Pre-Lunar New Year Home Refurbishment Project for a group of needy residents in the Eunos Neighbourhood

    RISE Primary Schools Camp
    RISE organised a 3 day strings camp for Upper Primary School students, which culminated in a concert in the RI Auditorium on 28 May 2016. 15 students from 8 primary schools participated in this inaugural camp.

    Esplanade Concourse ‘In Youthful Company’ concert
    RISE was invited to perform in the Esplanade Concourse series on 28 June, as part of a showcase of young performers

    aRISE! – a graduation concert by the RISE Training Ensemble
    The newest members of the String Ensemble graduate from the Training Ensemble into the Main Ensemble with an informal concert for family and friends on 31 August.

    ASPN Carnival 2016 @ APSN Tanglin School
    RISE celebrates the joyous occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Association for Persons with Special Needs with string quartet performances

    RISE collaborates with Raffles Players
    This year, RISE joins efforts with the Raffles Players to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

    Teacher Mentors

    Dr Ruth Rodrigues
    rodrigues.ruth[at]ri.edu.sg

    Mr Ong Chiau Jin
    chiaujin.ong[at]ri.edu.sg

    Ms Tan Lok Huang
    lokhuang.tan[at]ri.edu.sg