Chia Yee Yean
Soprano Chia Yee Yean is a native of Johor Bahru, Malaysia. She is often invited by various organizations and churches to perform as soloist and provide masterclasses. Her recent performance highlights include Bach’s Mass in B minor, St. John Passion, and numerous cantatas; Handel’s Messiah; Telemann’s Weiche, Lust und Fröhlichkeit, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul, and Schumann’s Frauenliebe und leben, Op. 42, among others. Chia is the founding member of the Malaysia Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra, and also serves as the soloist and instructor at the East-Malaysia Bach Cantata Singers and Orchestra and Bachakademie. She also serves as a regular guest instructor at workshops organized by the International Christian Choral Conductor Society. She was the conductor of the Yin Qi Children’s Choir from 2010-2016, and served as the choral director at Mt. Carmel Church in Singapore, Vision Christian Church in Johor Bahru, and the City Disciple Presbyterian Church in Subang. Chia graduated from Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts with the Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance, where she studied under Hilda De Groote and Helga Wagner.