Chiya Amos is a multifaceted Singaporean artist, whose career combines that of a conductor, composer, pianist, environmental coordinator, and scientific researcher. He is currently the Artistic Advisor and Conductor of the Hiroshima University Symphony Orchestra (Hirodai Symphony Orchestra, Japan), and a Representative for Music and Culture at the International Council of Environmental Law. Dedicated to sustainability science and revitalization, Chiya is also presently a doctoral candidate and researcher at the Hiroshima University.
Recognised for his remarkable versatility in opera, ballet, and symphonic conducting, Chiya’s repertoire encompasses more than 40 operas and ballets, and has worked at the Tokyo Opera Nomori, Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, RNO-Alania Opera and Ballet Theatre, St. Petersburg Ballet (Alexandrinsky Theatre), St. Petersburg Music Hall, Buryat Opera and Ballet Theatre, Malmo Opera, Shanghai Opera House, among others. In the recent seasons he has also worked with the Tokyo-Harusai Orchestra, Orquestra Filarmonica de Gran Canaria, Auddict Session Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra, RNO-Alania Symphony Orchestra, KLASSIKA Orchestra, Togliatti Symphony Orchestra, Tomsk Symphony Orchestra, and the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra. Chiya was also a guest conductor at several music festivals, including the Spring Festival in Tokyo, International Musical Olympus Festival, Estivals de Musique en Medoc, and the Singapore International Festival of Music.
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. He was 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 Rigoletto. Chiya was also the first Singaporean conductor invited to conduct Verdi’s Aida and Rigoletto at the Lkhasaran Linkhovoin Opera Festival in Russia in 2019.
Chiya studied composition at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire, conducting at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Leonid Korchmar, as well as operatic conducting and vocal coaching at the Tokyo Italian Opera Academy with Riccardo Muti. He was assistant conductor to Yan Pascal Tortelier with both the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic in 2016/2017, assistant conductor at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre in 2019/2020, and a regular guest conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre North Ossetia-Alania from 2018-2020.