Patrick Chiu (HK)
Patrick Chiu is a Hong Kong-born choral artist. During his residence in Vienna, he participated in various local professional performances and received tuition from professors at the Vienna Conservatory. In 2003, he earned a scholarship to study at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he received his Master’s degree in choral conducting. During his stay in Europe and the United States, he worked with and studied under world-renowned maestros including Helmuth Rilling, James Levine and Harry Christophers. Patrick was a scholarship recipient of Herbert von Karajan Prize to attend and perform in various music festivals.
In 2009, Patrick led the Hong Kong Melody Makers Vocal Band to win three awards in the 3rd Asian Youth a cappella Competition in South Korea: Champion, Best Vocal and Best Arrangement. In 2010, he and the Hong Kong Melody Makers Chorus won two Gold Awards in the World Choir Games (Mixed Chamber Choir and Contemporary Music categories). In 2012, Patrick received the Award for Young Artist (Music) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Patrick is the Festival artistic director of the Hong Kong International A cappella Festival from 2010-2015. He is currently the Co-Artistic Director of Yat Po Singers and founder of the Hong Kong SingFest.