Rakhi Gange-Singh

Rakhi Singh was born in 1982 and began studying the violin at a young age. She was a pupil at Chetham's School of Music and is currently in the first year at the RNCM where she is studying with Wen Zhou Li..

In 1996 she won the Audi Junior Musician Competition after performing the Max Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Howard Shelley at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. A few months later she also won the Texaco Young Musician of Wales competition. As a result of these successes she has given many concert performances in the UK and in France, Germany and Austria. In 1999 she was awarded the Ivor Walsworth Memorial Prize for a string player of promise in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition and more recently reached the National Finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2000 Competition and the semi-finals of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition.

She has appeared as guest soloist with many orchestras, including the Halle as part of the Childrens Concerts series and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Wayne Marshal in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations at the Eden Project, Cornwall.

The Singh Quartet have participated in each RNCM Quartet Festival to date and have given many recitals all over the UK.

Rakhi enjoys solo performing and chamber music equally and is always keen to work with other musicians.

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