Chi Hoe Mak

Chi Hoe enjoys a varied career as an award-winning choral conductor, singer, adjudicator and clinician. Winner of the 2015 Kakiseni Boh Cameronian Arts Award for Best Vocal Performance, Chi Hoe is in demand as a singer in opera, concert, recital and for consort work throughout Malaysia and abroad. He has sung as a soloist with all the major orchestras in Malaysia including several appearances with the Malaysian Philharmonic (MPO). Concert engagements have taken him to China, Indonesia, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and throughout the UK.

Chi Hoe has won numerous international prizes and awards with his choirs and is the first Asian conductor to win a prestigious conducting fellowship to work with the London Symphony Chorus in 2010 which launched his conducting career in the UK. He was appointed Resident Chorus Master at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire from 2009 – 2012 and made his UK festival debut in 2011 as Chorus Master for the Lichfield Festival Chorus with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). He was also Chorus Master of the Birmingham Cathedral Festival Chorus, Birmingham City University Chorus, Chorus Mentor for the internationally acclaimed Birmingham Opera Company, Conductor of the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire Chamber Choir and a staff conductor with Canzonetta Children’s Choirs in Manchester.

Chi Hoe is co-founder of the Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod (MCE), a member of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) and the Malaysian Choral Federation. He is Artistic Director of Young Choral Academy, Principal Artist and Resident Chorus Master for Kuala Lumpur City Opera (KLCO).

Chi Hoe received double Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting, both with Distinctions and the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Performance from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK. He was named one of Birmingham’s ‘New Generation Artists’ in 2008 and won all the major conducting prizes at College including the 2009 and 2010 Michael Beech Conducting Awards and the prestigious Principal’s Prize for ‘outstanding contribution to the musical life at the institution’.

He is also an accomplished pianist and violinist with diplomas from the Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and Trinity College of Music, London.