Republic Polytechnic’s String Ensemble comprises of students with a passion for string instruments such as the violin, viola, cello and double bass.
Not quite a traditional ensemble, their repertoire includes music from movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Skyfall, Star Wars, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and many more. They have also performed renowned hits from Coldplay, Glee, Jersey Boys and television show themes like Game of Thrones.
The group has two resident conductors. Dr. Yeo Jan Wea who is a much sought-after performer and instructor trains the violinists and violists as well as plays viola for the Orchestra of the Music Makers.
Ms Tang Jia on the other hand trains the cellists and bassists as well as plays cello for the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
String Ensemble has participated in various performances since its inception in 2004.