19-year-old Quek Jun Rui is currently stuyding full time for the Bachelor of Music (Honours) programme at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YST Conservatory), National University Singapore. He is studying under the tutelage of Rachel Walker and Carolyn Hollier, who are musicians of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He has also taken lessons from Elaine Yeo and Simon Lee.
Jun Rui started his musical journey as an oboist at Maha Bodhi School in 2011. He then joined the Singapore National Youth Sinfonia in 2013 and later entered the Singapore National Youth Orchestra in 2015. He was appointed Principal Oboist of the orchestra in 2017. At age thirteen, he performed in a masterclass with Rachel Walker at Singapore’s Double Reed Day. He was later featured as a passionate young musician in the 2016 documentary “On The Red Dot”. He is currently posted to the Singapore Armed Forces Ceremonial Band.