Biography

“ One of the nations’s most gifted young musicians…” Sydney Sunday Telegraph.

“ An uprising star whose potential is infinite…” Sydney Independance Daily.

Pianist Mandy Chiu has a distinguished and accomplished career as a soloist, chamber music artist, ballet accompanist and teacher. Her performing career has taken her to Taiwan, Sydney, Queensland, Boston and New York.
Mandy came to the U.S. to furthered her education in 2008. Where, she received her Masters of Music degree in Piano Performance at the Boston University College of Fine Arts. She was coached by Dr. Johnathan Bass, Michael Reynolds and Linda Jiorle-Nagy.

Currently Mandy  teaches in her studio on the Upper Eest Side,  faculty at the 92Y School of Music and Epiphany School. She plays as a ballet pianist at Alvin Ailey and Marymount Manhattan College of Fine Arts. Mandy collaborated with Houston Ballet playing Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” directed by Stanton Welch. In 2013, she accompanied the American Ballet Theater for “Swan Lake” and “Don Quixote” under director Kevin McKenzie.

Taiwanese- born Mandy began her career as a pianist at the age of eight, winning the prize of Taipei District Piano Competition. Mandy was thrilled by the experience of performing, she knew she likes to play and share her love for music with an audience. After moving to Australia, Mandy flourished as a distinguished young performer. She played regularly in Sydney Opera House and Town Hall in concert series including Mostly Mozart every year; the Monster Piano festival, where she played four hands along with other twenty-four pairs of four hands on the stage in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. At the age of fifteen, Mandy performed her first piano concerto with Strathfield Municiple Council Orchestra, playing the Saint-Saent piano concerto No. 2 in G minor. In the years that followed, Mandy played with the Sydney Youth Orchestra as one of the quarter finalists in the ABC National Young Artist Award, playing Dohnany’s Piano Concerto “Variations on a Nursery Song.” Ms. Chiu made several appearances in radio program 2MBS-FM to inspire and share her performing experiences with other young Australian musicians.Mandy received her Bachelor of Music degree with Honors from the Sydney Conservatorium. Her teachers in Australia included Neta Maughan, Elizabeth Powell, Max Olding and Pamela Page.

Composing intrigued Mandy, she experimented with juxtaposing techniques from sixteenth century to twentieth century, creating a refreshing yet modern sounding lyricism. Her composition “Integration” was awarded with “outstanding composition” by the Examination Board Australia; subsequently, she was invited to perform her work in the “Young Achievers” Concert at the Sydney Opera House.

After graduating from Sydney Conservatorium, Mandy returned to Taipei where she began her career as a teacher. Her unassuming and outgoing personality made her very popular among students and parents. By 2003, Mandy established her own music school and was teaching over forty students. Every year, Mandy and students gave charity concerts to communities in Taipei,  including the orphanage in Yangming Mountain and nursing homes in Yong He district.

Mandy believes that the power of music can make the world a better place. As a musician she believes that performing and teaching music is her way to give back to the community. Always looking for ways to give back to the world, Mandy’s mission is to bring joy and serenity of music to as many people as possible.