Amos CHIYA (Chiya Amos) is a multifaceted Singaporean artist, whose artistic and scientific career combines that of a conductor, composer, pianist, environmental jurist, creative geographer, social scientist, and sustainability researcher. He is currently the Permanent Conductor and Advisor of the Hirodai Symphony Orchestra.
Recognised for his remarkable versatility in opera, ballet, and symphonic conducting, Chiya has collaborated with theatres and orchestras in Japan, U.S.A., U.K, Mexico, Iceland, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Finland, Kazakhstan, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, and Russia. 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 in 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 in London, conducting at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia with Leonid Korchmar and in Perm with Teodor Currentzis, and operatic conducting and vocal coaching at the inaugural Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy in Tokyo. He was previously an assistant conductor to Yan Pascal Tortelier with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic, assistant conductor at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, and Regular Guest Conductor of the Buryat Opera and Ballet Theatre as well as the Mariinsky Theatre North Ossetia-Alania. After conducting extensively throughout Russia from 2013-2021, he left in 2022 and joined the Hirodai Symphony Orchestra (Hiroshima University) as their permanent conductor and advisor.