RI Chinese Orchestra


Raffles Institution Chinese Orchestra was founded in 1987, in line with Headmaster Mr Eugene Wijeysingha’s strong belief that Raffles Institution was headed towards becoming an international and multicultural school.

RICO envisions itself becoming an accomplished, world-class orchestra. It 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.

Having celebrated its 31st anniversary, RICO has grown to become a full, 120 member strong internationally competitive orchestra with 5 sections, and is an orchestra that values camaraderie, musical talent and hard work among members.

Teacher Mentors

Dr Wong Joon Hwang
Ms Kuo Ching-I
Mrs Elizabeth Foo

Achievements And Highlights

January 2018: Raffles Trail
February 2018: Chinse New Year Celebrations
May 2018: Open House May 2018: Music Exchange & Performance: Taiwan
August 2018: CIP Performance at St Theresa’s Home
November 2018: Music Camp