Singapore-born Chiya Amos is Music Director of the Kitezh Orchestra in St. Petersburg, and Artistic Director of the Children’s Music Theatre Singapore.
Recognized for his remarkable versatility in opera, ballet, and symphonic conducting, Chiya has worked with opera houses and ballet companies throughout Russia, including the 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, as well as opera and ballet companies around the world, including the Malmo Opera, Tokyo Opera Nomori, Shanghai Opera House, and others.
In the recent seasons he has worked with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra, North Ossetia Philharmonic Orchestra, KLASSIKA Orchestra, Togliatti Symphony Orchestra, Tomsk Symphony Orchestra, Kostroma Symphony Orchestra, Baltic Sea Philharmonic, Auddict Session Orchestra, and the Tokyo-Harusai 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, and was the first foreign conductor to open the 80th anniversary of the Lkhasaran Linkhovoin Opera Festival in Russia.
Chiya is the First Prize winner at the 2nd St. Petersburg Open International Conducting Competition and a prize winner at the 5th Ilya Musin International Competition for Young Conductors. He was selected by Riccardo Muti to work with him on Verdi’s operas and Mozart’s symphonies at the Spring Festival in Tokyo from 2019-2021, where he conducted Verdi’s Rigoletto and made his debut in Tokyo with Macbeth.
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 Italian Opera Academy in Tokyo with Riccardo Muti from 2019-2021. He was assistant conductor of 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 Alania Mariinsky Orchestra at the North Ossetian State Philharmonic.
In addition to his conducting work, Chiya is the Founder and Artistic Director of SENTIRE, helping the hearing and visually impaired in access, appreciate, and enjoy the performing arts in Singapore. In 2021, Chiya was named Creative Advisor of the Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise in Singapore, and was appointed to the International Council for Environmental Law as a Representative (Music and Culture) for a two-year term, becoming the first musician to join the highest council for environmental jurists.