RI Chinese Orchestra

2020 RICO



Raffles Institution Chinese Orchestra (RICO) was founded in 1987 by then-Headmaster Mr Eugene Wijeysingha, Since then, we have grown into an internationally competitive orchestra with 120 members in 5 sections. 

RICO is made up of 5 sections: Huqin (胡琴), Tanbo (弹拨), Chuiguan (吹管), Percussion (打击乐), and Cellobass (低音弦).

As a modern and progressive Orchestra, we incorporate the best of both Chinese and Western music in our performances, playing contemporary Chinese pieces, and renditions of modern pop, along with traditional orchestral pieces.

RICO envisions itself becoming an accomplished, world-class orchestra. We values camaraderie, musical talent and hard work among members, and seek 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.

Read more about RICO here.

Head on to our Youtube page for more videos.

Training Schedule

(Sectionals: 4.00pm to 6.30pm)

(Combined: 3.45pm to 6.30pm)

Year 1s end at 6pm for Semester 1


Teacher Mentors

Dr Wong Joon Hwang
Ms Heng Wee Lee

Achievements & Highlights

Raffles Trail Performance

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Music exchange camp with Raffles Girls School Chinese Orchestra and Anglo-Chinese School (Barker) Chinese Orchestra

- Singapore Youth Festival 2019 (Distinction)
- RI (Year 1-4) Chinese Orchestra combined performance with the RI(Year 5-6) Chinese Orchestra at the Esplanade

Open House Performance

VIA Performance at St. Theresa’s Home