“(Chiya) captivated the audience and conveyed the beauty of the Russian winter landscape with his magnificent originality and expressiveness of the (Tchaikovsky) symphony”
Recognized for his remarkable versatility in both opera and ballet conducting, the fast-rising young Singaporean conductor Chiya Amos is currently a conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre, North Ossetia Branch, with whom he has built a special relationship since his debut in 2018.
Chiya started his career as an opera conductor when he was affiliated with the Mariinsky Theatre as an assistant conductor in 2018, and has collaborated with the Mariinsky Theatre North Ossetia; Opera Royal de Wallonie-Liege; Buryat Opera and Ballet Theatre; St. Petersburg Music Hall; St. Petersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet; Shanghai Opera House, and others. His operatic and ballet repertoire includes Le nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, Die Zauberflote, Don Giovanni, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen, La traviata, La boheme, Aida, Rigoletto, Falstaff, Der fliegende Hollander, Eugene Onegin, Iolanta, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Sylvia, Pulcinella, Petrushka, Firebird, and Jeu de cartes.
Chiya also holds the distinction of being the first Singaporean to conduct in several cities in Russia, and frequently guest conducts some of Russia’s prominent orchestras including St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra; St. Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra; Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra North Ossetia-Alania; KLASSIKA Orchestra; Togliatti Symphony Orchestra; Murmansk Philharmonic Orchestra; Tomsk Symphony Orchestra, and others. In the recent seasons he has also worked internationally with the Karaganda Symphony Orchestra; Baltic Sea Philharmonic; Budapest MAV Symphony Orchestra; Manila Symphony Orchestra; 1B1 Ensemble; Sichuan Symphony Orchestra; Singapore Chinese Orchestra; Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine; Ensemble of the Cadaques Orchestra, and others. He worked closely as an assistant conductor to Yan Pascal Tortelier with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic, and was also a guest conductor at several music festivals around the world, including the International Musical Olympus Festival, Estivals de Musique en Medoc, and the Singapore International Festival of Music.
Chiya studied at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire, before moving to Russia to study conducting with Leonid Korchmar at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, and in Perm with Teodor Currentzis. Chiya is also the First Prize winner of the II International Open Conducting Competition in St. Petersburg, and was invited to conduct at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden) as a finalist in the Constant Lambert Fellowship of the Royal Ballet.