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. Continued by vocal lessons with several famous classical singers such as Catherine W. Leimena, Binu D. Sukaman, Joseph Kristanto Pantioso, etc.

In 2004, Regina had vocal guidance from Towako Sato Schollhorn in Freiburg, Germany.

In 2018, Regina achieved her Vocal Diploma in Music Performance from Trinity College London in Singapore with Distinction Score.

Regina has 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 professors at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, May and July 2018, Singapore
  • with Prof. Jonathan Kelly, vocal coach of the Met Opera and Assistant Conductor of the Met Opera, March 2020, New York, USA

In 2020, Regina released 2 singles that can find in Itunes (Apple Music),  Spotify, KKBOX, MyMusic, friDay, LINE MUSIC, amazon music, Jio music, TIDAL music, qobuz music:

  • Lascia Ch’io Pianga (composed by GF Handel)
  • Lord I come to you (composed by Elvi Tjahjadi)

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 – 2010
  • As “Hansel” – Opera “Hansel and Gretel” (by Engelbert Humperdincks) with Binu D. Sukaman dan Devi Fransisca at Usmar Ismail Hall – 2011
  • As “Fattima” (Abu Hassan’s wife) – Opera “Abu Hassan” (by Carl Maria von Webber) – 2012
  • As “The Witch” – Opera “Dido and Aeneas” at Berick Performance Hall, Singapore –2016

Regina held Solo concerts as Soprano/Soprano-Harpist:

  • 24 August 2019 – Solo Concert “Indonesia Bersatu” at Galeri Indonesia Kaya, Grand Indonesia, Kempinski, Jakarta
  • 20 May 2018 – solo concert   “Nana –Sebuah Perjalanan Musik Regina Handoko”
  • 28 May 2017 – Solo concert  “Hearts in Harmony Concert” at Usmar Ismail Hall.

Achievements

Regina Has won several achievements in International and National classical Vocal Competitions:

  • 2nd winner of “New York Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition 2020” In New York, USA (March 2020)
  • 1st winner of “Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition”
    In Austria (Sept 2019)
  • 2nd winner of “Bintang Radio dan Televisi” – Seriosa Category
    National Region (1997)
  • 2nd Winner of “Bintang Radio dan Televisi” – Seriosa Category
    DKI Jakarta Region (1997)
  • 1st Winner of “Bintang Radio dan Televisi” – Seriosa Category
    DKI  Jakarta (1995)
  • 4rd Winner of “Bintang Radio dan Televisi” – Seriosa Category
    National Region (1993)
  • 1st Winner of “Bintang Radio dan Televisi” – Seriosa Category
    DKI Jakarta Region  (1993)

As Harpist

She started learning harp in 2013 under the guidance of Heidi Awuy, and has been studying with Rama Widi since September 2015 and studying With Ms Gulnara Mashurova since September 2018.

Regina finished Grade 8 ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London) with excellence score.

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

  • 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
  • 13th World Harp Congress in Hong Kong – August 2017
  • with Sasha Boldachev from Russia in Tokyo, Japan – September 2017
  • with Sasha Boldachev from Russia in Jakarta, Indonesia – April 2018
  • with Gulnara Mashurova (Kazakhstan) from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (NUS), Singapore – September  October 2018
  • with Professor Ieuan Jones from Royal College of Music, London, UK in Singapore – November 2019
  • with Mariko Anraku, A Harpist of Met Opera Orchestra, and a professor of harp in The Manhattan Conservatory in New York, USA– March 2020

Achievements

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 various 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;
  • Bandung Philharmonic Orchestra – conductor: Robert Nordling;
  • Jakarta Symphonia Orchestra – conductor: Gabriel Laufer