Mike Chiang is a talented homegrown musician. Music Director and Conductor of Nanyang Philharmonic Chinese Orchestra and Nanayng Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra. Pioneer musician of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO). He is now under the tutelage of Maestro Xu Zhi Jun in China Conservatory of Music, Masters in Orchestral Conducting. He was awarded a full scholarship from Beijing Foreign Student Scholarship.
Mike pursued his music studies in Beijing and Shanghai after being awarded the Zubir Said Scholarship by the National Arts Council in 1995. This was followed by a study grant from SCO in 1998 to China to further improve his skills and knowledge.
Mike honed his conducting skills under the tutelage of Maestro Hu Bing Xu, the first Music Director of SCO. He went on to acquire a Fellowship Diploma FLCM in Conducting under London College of Music from the University of West London and a Licentiate Diploma in Conducting and LLCM from Thames Valley University. Mike attended the Florence Conductor Masterclass in Italy under Maestro Massimiliano Caldi in 2017.
Mike have been invited as guest conductor regionally over the years in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China. He was also invited as a speaker representing Singapore, at the Boao New Year’s Concert that was held at the BFA International Convention Centre in Hainan, China. The conference centred on the theme of “How to Build and Nurture a Youth Chinese Orchestra in Asia Pacific region?”
Mike is also very active in the local arts scene and has been widely commended. He is an established curator and Director for artistic events. In Summer 2017, he collaborated with renowned Hollywood composer Harry Gregson-Williams, composer of The Martian, Shriek, Armageddon, to record percussion tracks for Warner Bros.’ 2018 blockbuster “MEG”.