Chiya Amos is a multifaceted Singapore artist, recognized for his work as a conductor, composer, pianist, writer, sociologist, and environmental advocate. He is currently the conductor of the Hirodai Symphony Orchestra, principal conductor of the Kurahashi East-West Music Festival, and artistic advisor for the Hiroshima Tafel Orchestra. At the same time, he holds the position of Research Fellow in Sustainability Science at Hiroshima University and is a Representative of the International Council of Environmental Law.
Known for his remarkable versatility in opera, ballet, and symphonic conducting, Chiya has worked professionally with opera theatres and orchestras in Japan, U.S.A, U.K., Mexico, Iceland, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Finland, Kazkhstan, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, and Russia. In the most recent seasons he has worked with the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, Mariinsky Theatre North Ossetia-Alania, Buryat Opera and Ballet Theatre, Tokyo Opera Nomori, Glanz Philharmonic, Eudaimonia Orchestra, TRUST Orchestra, Tokyo-Harusai Orchestra, St. Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra, Togliatti Symphony Orchestra, Tomsk Symphony Orchestra, and others. He was also a guest conductor at several music festivals, including the Spring Festival in Tokyo, International Musical Olympus Festival, Estivals de Musique en Medoc, Indonesia Orchestras and Ensembles Festival, and the Singapore International Festival of Music. In 2019, Chiya was the first foreign conductor invited to conduct the opening performance, Rigoletto, at the Lkhasaran Linkhovoin Opera Festival in Russia.
Chiya won the first prize at the 2nd St. Petersburg Open International Conducting Competition, and was a prize winner at the 2019 Ilya Musin International Competition for Young Conductors and a two-time recipient of the FJ Benjamin-Singapore Symphony Orchestra Bursary Award. He was personally selected by Riccardo Muti to work with him on the operas of Verdi at the Spring Festival in Tokyo from 2019-2021, where he made his debut in Tokyo with Macbeth and also conducted Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Chiya studied composition and piano at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire with a Trinity College of Music scholarship, conducting at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Leonid Korchmar, in Perm with Teodor Currentzis, as well as operatic conducting and vocal coaching at the Tokyo Italian Opera Academy with Riccardo Muti in 2019/21. He was assistant conductor at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre in 2020, and assistant conductor to Yan Pascal Tortelier with both the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic in 2016/2017. From 2018-2020 he was Regular Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre North Ossetia-Alania, and the Buryat Opera and Ballet Theatre.
In addition to his conducting work, Chiya is dedicated to cultural, environment, and community resilience and revitalization. Recognising his research in social and cultural sustainability, Chiya became the first professional musician and conductor to be appointed to the International Council of Environmental Law as a Representative (Music and Culture) in 2021, and to be awarded the Hiroshima University Research Fellowship (Doctoral) in the field of sustainability science for a three-year period from 2022-2025, where his research field focuses on cultural sociology and human geography.
|Verdi's Macbeth- Act II and III highlights (Spring Festival in Tokyo 2021)|
|Highlights from Rigoletto at the Buryat Opera and Ballet Theatre Russia|
|Шахерезада: 2. Рассказ царевича Календера (симфоническая сюита Н. А. Римского-Корсакова)|