Rakhi Singh

Rakhi Singh is a violinist, collaborator, composer & music director based between Manchester and London, England.

Having performed with, or led ensembles such as CBSO, RLPO, Sinfonia Cymru, Manchester Camerata and London Contemporary Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Barbirolli Quartet she co-founded Manchester Collective in 2016, of which she directs from the violin and is co-artistic planner.

Performing over 70 concerts a year across the UK and in Europe, the Collective is resident at the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Leeds Assembly room and St. George’s Bristol. They commission many new works each season and Rakhi is an advocate for the importance of contemporary classical music sitting alongside the masterpieces of the past. She has had many pieces written for her and premiered many new works including the Tao of Glass by Philip Glass for Manchester International Festival and Edmund Finnis’s The Centre is Everywhere and 2nd String Quartet.

Rakhi works regularly with other musicians, film makers, dancers and artists. Recent collaborative commissions featuring her own works include producing a film for the Royal Opera House with film maker Joe Morgan and dancer Blackhaine, the PRS New Music Biennial at Queen Elizabeth Hall with Vessel and NYX electronic drone choir. As an improviser she was also the leader of the string quartet working with jazz pianist Hiromi in her European tour of 2022.

Rakhi released her debut EP of her own solo works ‘Quarry’ on Icelandic label Bedroom Community in 2021, followed by her first run of solo performances across Europe, including a new 4D sound performance at Berlin’s iconic Funkhaus. Her solo debut album 'Purnima' was released in October 2023 to great critical acclaim.

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