Regina Handoko

Biography

As Soprano

Regina Handoko is one of Indonesia’s most talked about sopranos in her generation with powerful stage presence and impressive high notes. She started learning music at Yayasan Pendidikan Musik (YPM) at the age 4. After teenager, she took vocal lessons with several famous classical singers such as Catherine W. Leimena, Binu D. Sukaman, Joseph Kristanto Pantioso, etc; and also had a vocal guidance from Towako Sato Schollhorn in Freiburg, Germany.

Regina participated in a Vocal Masterclasses such as:

  • With Ms. Marianne Dellacasagrande from France – Debussy Festival 2012.
  • With Dame Gwyneth Jones at Royal College Music – London, September 2016.
  • With Profesor Patricia Rozario at Royal College Music – London, September 2016.
  • With Ms. Natalya Kumkova, one of vocal professor at Universitas Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore , di Singapore Mei and Juli 2018

As Harpist

She started learning harp in 2013 under the guidance of Heidi Awuy, and has been studying with Rama Widi since September 2015. Regina Finished Grade 8 ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London) with excellence score.

Regina participated in a Harp Masterclass in several countries, such as:

  • on Harp Festival at NUS University – September 2012.
  • With Skaila Kanga at Royal Academy Music, London – September 2016
  • With Catherine White at Royal Academy Music, London – September 2016
  • With Karen Vaughan at Royal Academy Music, London – September 2016
  • With Rebecca Mills from UK at Tamnak Prathom Harp Centre, Bangkok – February 2017
  • With Sasha Boldachev from Russia in Tokyo, Japan – September 2017
  • With Gulnara Mashurova (Kazakhstan) from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (NUS), Singapore – September-October 2018

Achievements and Performances

Regina won several achievements in National classical vocal competitions called “Bintang Radio dan Televisi” from year 1993-1997.

Performances As Soprano:

From year 1999 until now, Regina has performed as a Soloist Soprano with Indonesian finest classical musicians such Addie MS; Joseph Kristanto Pantioso; Budi Utomo Prabowo; Ananda Sukarlan; Avip Priatna; Binu D. Sukaman; Aning Katamsi; Sari Indrawati; Renata Liem; Christopher Abimanyu; Rama Widi, Airin Efferin, Aminoto Kosin, Harland Hutabarat etc.

She was also cast as the leading role in many classical operas:

  • As Cinderella – Opera “Cendrillon” (by Paulin Viardot) with Aning Katamsi; Binu Sukaman; Merrin Bydder; Dani Dumadi; Agus Yuwono, Mr. Ian Pierson as director at BIS World Theatre- 6 November 2010.
  • As “Hansel”- Opera “Hansel and Gretel” (by Engelbert Humperdincks) with Binu D. Sukaman dan Devi Fransisca, Mr. Ian Pierson as director and Mr. Joseph Kristanto Pantioso as music director at Usmar Ismail Hall- 19 December 2011.
  • As “Fattima” (Abu Hassan’s wife) – Opera “Abu Hassan” (by Carl Maria von Webber) with Dani Dumadi; Agus Yuwono, Mr. Ian Pierson as Director and Rainier Revireino as Music Director at BIS World Theatre – 3 November 2012.
  • As “The Witch”- Opera “Dido and Aeneas” at Berick Performance Hall, Singapore – 2 and 3 June 2016.

Performances as a harpist.

Although being a classical singer is her first passion in music, Regina is also a talented harpist and is the only soprano-harpist in Indonesia. She has performed as a soloist harpist, soloist soprano-harpist, and as a member of orchestras. She performed with many famous orchestras in Indonesia, such as Twilite Orchestra – conductor Addie MS; Jakarta City Philharmonic Orchestra – conductor Budi Utomo Prabowo; Jakarta Concert Orchestra – conductor Avip Priatna; Concordia Orchestra – conductor Budi Utomo Prabowo; Bandung Philharmonic Orchestra – conductor Robert Nordling; and Trinity Youth Orchestra (TRUST) – conductor Nathania Karina.

Regina has been worshipping God since she was 12 years old until now. She gives a service at church every week.