A graduate from LaSalle College of the Arts, Rizal Sanip is a veteran home-grown drummer whose passion for music has propelled him into musicals starting with “Honk!” in 2002. Serving as a regular in the Singapore Armed Forces Central Band for 13 years, he’s had the honour of many roles, as percussion section leader, drum major, arranger/guitarist for dance band, and emcee for concerts. In addition, he was involved in the ceremonial band segment of Singapore National Day celebrations from 1990 to 2003. Rizal is also a studio musician playing the drums, percussions, and trumpet.
Rizal’s working relationship with Pangdemonium, Dream Academy, Wild Rice Productions, SRT, Vizpro, Toy Factory, and Base Entertainment has provided him with ample opportunities to work in theatre productions as a session drummer. He has also played instrumental roles in nurturing young minds, teaching music at both international and local schools in Singapore.
Rizal has a great sense of musicality and puts music above all else, touted as a witty, highly sensitive, and versatile drummer who responds to all situations with grace, talent, and finely-honed skill. Never overplaying or underplaying, Rizal fills every role in the right vein to contribute to the overall beauty of the musical moment.