Russell Chionh started learning the dizi ever since he was 8 years old. Over the the years of mastering his craft, he has had the privilege of learning under the tutelage of various dizi instructors. Over the years, Russell has performed together with various orchestras such as Nanyang Philharmonic Chinese Orchestra, People’s Association Youth Chinese Orchestra, The CO peeps etc.
Russell was a finalist in the 2020 Singapore Chinese Music Competition.
Russell still actively participates in Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra and has served as their president from 2021 to 2022, organising various activities such as their most recent digital concert, Intertwine 2022.
In 2019, Russell also served as the vice-president of Maris Stella Chinese Orchestra. During the Singapore Youth Festival, he competed together with Maris Stella High School Chinese Orchestra where they clinched the highest accolade, distinction.