Are you ready to learn the art of the Erhu? Look no further than Ng Rui Jun! This erhu teacher is not only highly skilled in the instrument, but also incredibly meticulous and patient. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your skills to the next level, Rui Jun’s lessons will have you playing like a pro in no time. Plus, with the ability to teach in both English and Mandarin, language barriers will not be a problem.
Ng Rui Jun is a musician with a passion for the Erhu. He began his musical journey in 2007 with Ms Wang Jing, and continued his studies with Ms Shen Qin, earning a Grade 8 Certificate of Distinction in 2009 and a Grade 9 Certificate of Distinction the following year. In 2016, he obtained his Diploma Certificate and has since been under the guidance of Mr Li Bao Shun, concertmaster of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. In addition to the Erhu, Rui Jun has also learned to play the Jinghu with Mr Guo Si Quan.
Throughout his career, Rui Jun has been an active performer with a diverse range of experience. He has played with numerous orchestras and ensembles, including the Raffles Alumni Chinese Orchestra, Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Chinese Orchestra, Cheng San Chinese Orchestra, Stringanza, Ding Yi Music Company, Ding Yi Youth Ensemble, and Han Ensemble.
In addition to his ensemble work, Rui Jun has also had the opportunity to perform as a soloist on several occasions. In 2012, he played the duet concerto “Hymn of Wusuli” with the Raffles Institution Chinese Orchestra (Year 5-6 Section), and in 2015, he performed the concerto “Admirable Spirits of the Snow Mountains” with the Raffles Alumni Chinese Orchestra. Rui Jun has also played multiple concertos with the Singapore Management University Chinese Orchestra, including the gaohu concerto “The Butterfly Lovers” in 2017 and the jinghu concerto “A Deep Night” in 2019. He is also committed to promoting new solo works, such as premiering new compositions at the Instrumental concerts 2018 hosted by the Association of Composers.
Throughout his musical career, Rui Jun has been a dedicated leader in the organisations he has been involved in. In 2010, he served as the Chairman and Erhu I Principal of the Raffles Institution Chinese Orchestra (Year 1-4 Section). Late in 2012, he took on the role of Huqin Sectional Leader for the Year 5-6 section. Rui Jun joined the Raffles Alumni Chinese Orchestra (RACO) in 2010 and served as Huqin Sectional Leader in 2014 before becoming co-conductor in 2016.
In addition to his roles with RACO, Rui Jun was also the Chairperson of the Ding Yi Youth Ensemble from 2014 to 2016. Under his leadership, the ensemble won First Prize in the National Arts Council’s 2014 National Chinese Music Competition (Ensemble Category). Rui Jun would later join the Singapore Management University Chinese Orchestra in 2015 and served as its President in 2016 and Honorary General Secretary in 2017.