"A player of formidable technical equipment and interpretative ability" - The Arts Desk
Born in south Wales to an Indian father and English mother, Rakhi Singh first picked up a violin at the age of 3. She attended Chetham’s School of Music and as a teenager won many national competitions, including the Audi Junior musician aged 14 after performing Bruch’s violin concerto in G minor with the London Philharmonic live on Classic Fm, and the Texaco Young Musician of Wales 1997. Since then she has gone on to have a diverse career playing concertos, recitals, leading the Barbirolli quartet and guest leading many UK orchestras including the RLPO, CBSO, Orpheus Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata and LCO.
Rakhi is co-founder and Head of Artistic Planning for Manchester Collective – a new chamber collective comprising some of the finest of a new generation of international instrumentalists. The ensemble is dedicated to imaginative programming, free from restrictions; they present chamber masterpieces in new-fashioned settings, as well as cross-genre collaborations and commissions.