String Ensemble

2020 RISE



The Raffles Institution String Ensemble (RISE) brings together budding violinists, violists, cellists and double bassists and helps them find meaning and beauty in performing together as a cohesive entity. Year 1 students who have training in piano can start on the viola, cello or double bass, while students who are already studying the violin will find deeper understanding of the instrument in an ensemble setting.

Teacher Mentors

Mr Shawn Neo
Mdm Zhang Ying
Mr Ong Chiau Jin

Achievements & Highlights

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we moved our rehearsals online. Our instructors either work with our members one-on-one or in small groups. Our student leaders also go online to meet the younger members and guide them through their practices. All our plans, including putting up a public concert and performing at Serangoon Library’s anniversary, did not materialise, but we nonetheless press on, for the love of music!


  • SYF, Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Performance at Alexandra Hospital (VIA)
  • Primary School Camp (4th Edition), our own unique outreach to string players in primary schools
  • Serenade – our public concert on 1 Nov 2019 at our Performing Arts Centre with a programme that includes Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings and Schubert’s Four Songs for Strings.”