Musicality and Musicianship by Chia Amos

Musicality and Musicianship
Talks and Workshops by Chia Amos
next available dates: 7 Feb 2016 – 5 Mar 2016

Becoming and Being a Musician
Thinking of a career in the music industry?
What skills and experience do you need?
Find out more!

Musicality and Musicianship Enrichment Workshop
What exactly is musicality and musicianship?
Want to be a better musician?
Thinking of how to be more ‘musical’?
Find out more!

Chia Amos
Chia Amos is a Singaporean conductor, composer and pianist, and is currently based in St. Petersburg, Russia where he is affiliated with the famed Mariinsky Theatre. Chia spent his early education in Singapore where he is part of the Music Elective Programme at Temasek Junior College. He was awarded the Trinity College of Music scholarship upon completing his LGSMD, and moved to London where he studied piano and composition at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. As a pianist, he has given recitals and performed with ensembles and orchestras around the world, and his compositions have also been performed and recorded.

Chia started conducting in 2012, and moved to St. Petersburg where he studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He has since conducted several orchestras around the world, including the Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, among others. He was an assistant conductor with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, cover conductor for the London Sinfonietta, the youngest guest conductor of the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra in Singapore, and also worked with youth orchestras such as the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic, Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg Conservatory Orchestra. He was awarded the St. Petersburg Rachmaninov Society Diploma, and the 2nd and 3rd FJ Benjamin-Singapore Symphony Orchestra Bursary Award.

Chia’s unique training and experiences allow him to give insightful talks and training on musicality and musicianship for young musicians. Majoring in both conducting and piano in Russia, he was exposed and trained in the Russian piano school and the Musin conducting technique, who was an authority on manual technique. Chia worked alongside conductors John Forster and Kristjan Jarvi, both who are famed for their work with young musicians, and is a protégé of Leonid Korchmar, who developed a unique system of performing technique encompassing breathing and autonomous control of individual muscles in the body for an effective and efficient performance. He also studied Alexander Technique with John Crawford at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire and has more than 9 years of experience training and working with young musicians.

These unique skills acquired allows Chia to give talks and workshops on musicality and musicianship which has since helped several performers and composers around the world. He was praised for his lateral thinking and music education for the hearing-impaired at Sentire Singapore, was invited to be a keynote speaker at the Trinity Laban 10-year Anniversary Composition Seminar, and recently gave a masterclass at the Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore.

Chia Amos has given talks and workshops:
at more than
5
institutions,
has provided advice and training to more than
50
instrumentalists, conductors and composers in more than
8
countries!