PERFORMING ARTS COMPETITIONS 2011
2011 National Violin and Piano Competition
The National Piano & Violin Competition (3 - 11 December) is a biennial event that provides young musicians the opportunity to perform before international adjudicators. A key platform for music excellence, it aims to develop the performing skills of musicians in Singapore, improve musical standards and identify potential music talent.
The following RGS girls (and alumnus) clinched awards in the following categories:
Violin Senior Category 2nd - Lanabel Teo Jin-Li (Class of 2010)
Piano Senior Category 1st - Li Chu Ren (Class of 2011)
Piano Intermediate Category 2nd - Tan Yu Jia Jessica (Class of 2011)
Well done girls. Take a bow!
Congratulations to our RGS Choir
Well done RGS Choir for winning two grand prizes at the 21st International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music with Petr Eben Prize 2011 held in Prague from 25 to 27 November.
The RGS Choir came in first in the Homogeneous (Girls) Choir Category. The top three choirs from the Homogeneous Choir, Mixed Choir and Chamber Choir categories then competed against each other in a face-off. RGS Choir emerged tops once again, winning the prestigious Overall Champion Award.
The RGS Choir is currently in Vienna and will be attending a master-class and choir exchanges. They will also be performing in a public concert in Vienna on 30 November.
International Youth Floral Art Competition 2011
Proving that there are no limits to the talents of our students, RGS girls did well in the International Youth Floral Art Competition 2011 held in conjunction with the 20th World Orchid Conference held in Singapore from 13 to 20 November 2011.
RGS girl Mridula Sairam (class 304) received the Bronze award - individual category (age 13 to 21) and the Gold award for the team category (age 13 to 21) went to RGS girls Tracy Koh Weiling (class 315), Goh Fang Qin (class 311), Denise Ong Rui Ying (class 310) and Grace Tern (class 213). The competition, organised by Nanyang Primary School, serves to enhance artistic appreciation, interest in floral art and provides a platform for students to showcase their talents and creations in an international show.
RGS receives the National Arts Education 'Blaze' Award
The National Arts Education Award is a national arts award for schools in Singapore. The Award is conferred by the National Arts Council (NAC) to encourage schools to provide holistic arts education for all students and also serves as recognition for schools with good arts practices and programme.
For maintaining a strong arts structure and championing a vibrant arts culture, Raffles Girls School has been awarded the National Arts Education ‘BLAZE’ Award, the top award in recognition of the various trail-blazing activities and initiatives that the school has done in the last four years.
13th International Music Competition “EUTERPE” & 14th International Music Competition “PIETRO ARGENTO”
The 13th International Music Competition “EUTERPE” was held on 27 May to 5 June, 2011 in Corato (Ba), Italy and the 14th International Music Competition “PIETRO ARGENTO” was held in Gioia del Colle (Ba), Italy from 1 to 5 June 2011.
RGS student Elysia Widjaja (409) took part in the competitions and won in the following categories:
|Piano Solo Category E|
13th INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION "EUTERPE"
(13th CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE DI MUSICA "EUTERPE")
|Piano Solo Category D|
14th INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION “PIETRO ARGENTO”
(14° CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE “PIETRO ARGENTO”)
Young pianists - International Piano Competition
Congratulations to Li Chu Ren (RGS, Class 406) for coming in 3rd in the Bang & Olufsen PianoRAMA-Competition, in the age 11 – 15 category. Held in Aarhus Denmark from 19 – 26 March 2011, 40 young competitors from 19 different countries between the ages of 11 to 21 were selected to participate in the competition which showcases talented young pianists. Check out Chu Ren’s progress in the competition by clicking on link http://pianorama.net.dynamicweb.dk/en-GB/View-the-Competition.aspx
Winning is not new to Chu Ren. In 2009, she won 2nd prize at the National Piano and Violin Competition in Singapore. Apart from performing, Chu Ren has also performed her compositions to great success in notable venues in Singapore, Jakarta and Seoul. We wish Chu Ren well as she continues to hone her talents in the pursuit of excellence.