Patrick Chiu is a choral conductor born in Hong Kong. During his period of residency in Vienna, he has participated in various local professional performances, and received tuition from professors at the Vienna Conservatory. Later he earned a scholarship to study at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where he received his Master’s degree in choral conducting. During his time in Europe and the United States, he has worked with and studied under world-renowned maestros including Helmuth Rilling, James Levine, and Harry Christophers. In 2010, Chiu and the Hong Kong Melody Makers won two Gold Awards in the World Choir Games. He was a recipient of the Award for Young Artist in the Hong Kong Arts Development Award 2012. Chiu is currently the Artistic Advisor of Hong Kong’s first professional a cappella theatre company, the Yat Po Singers, and the founder of the Hong Kong SingFest.