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Rit Xu

Award-winning flutist, composer, educator and recording artist


Singapore-based award-winning flutist, composer, educator and recording artist, Rit Xu has emerged as a leading light of his generation and is slowly gaining international recognition for his lyrical, thoughtful and introspective musical voice on the flute. His passionate, wholehearted and at times highly energetic performances has won the admiration of fans and fellow musicians worldwide. In 2014, Rit was recognized for his finesse as a flutist and improviser by being named winner of the NFA Jazz Artist Competition; the first Southeast Asian to win a solo jazz competition in the United States. Rit performs on Powell Aurumite 9k Conservatory Flute.


  • National Flute Association (Chicago) Jazz Flute Artist Competition 2014– Co-Winner
  • Thailand International Jazz Conference Solo Competition 2011 – 1st Prize Winner
  • National Flute Association Jazz Flute Masterclass (Charlotte, NC) Competition 2011– Winner
  • Taipei International Summer Jazz Academy (Taipei, Taiwan 2014) — Outstanding Soloist Award

Selected Performances

  • Jazz Association of Singapore Orchestra (Shanghai JZ Festival, 2017) – principal flute, flute soloist
  • Mike Mower’s jazz flute concerto (Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore 2017) – flute soloist
  • Jazzkeller (Frankfurt, Germany 2016) – flute soloist
  • Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (Switzerland, 2015-2016) – flute soloist
  • Sing50 Singapore All-Star Jazz Band (National Stadium, 2015) – flute soloist
  • Asian Youth Jazz Orchestra (ASEAN, Japan, 2015-2016) – tutti and flute soloist
  • Spotlight Singapore (Cape Town, Bratislava and Mexico City, 2011-2015) – tutti and flute soloist


  • Bachelors of Music (Hons) Flute Performance — Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS. 2011-2015
  • Diploma in Music Performance – Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. 2006-2009


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