More than a summation of technical and musical abilities, pianist Philip Chiu has become one of Canada’s leading musicians through his infectious love of music and his passion for communication and collaboration. Lauded for the brilliance, colour and sensitivity of his playing, he is particularly noted for his ability to connect with audiences on and offstage.
An exceedingly sociable pianist, Philip Chiu concertizes extensively as one of Canada’s most soughtafter chamber musicians. He has appeared in recitals with leading musicians of the world stage, including James Ehnes, Raphael Wallfisch, Patrice Fontanarosa, Regis Pasquier, Matt Haimovitz, Radovan Vlatkovic, Stefan Dohr, Philippe Bernold, Alex Klein, and Eugene Isotov. He performs regularly with principal members of Canada’s leading orchestras and ensembles, including Toronto Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jonathan Crow, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal concertmaster Andrew Wan, and Pascale Giguère of Les Violons du Roy. Along with pianist Janelle Fung, he forms one of Canada’s most exciting piano duos, the FungChiuDuo.
He tours regularly with premier touring organizations like, Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, Debut Atlantic and Prairie Debut. Dedicated to elevating the standard and art of collaborative piano, Philip Chiu is the creator and director of the new Collaborative Piano Program at the Domaine Forget International Festival and Academy.
Philip Chiu is extremely grateful for the support of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation and Canada Council for the Arts in his various pursuits.