BIOGRAPHY

A little about myself

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Jason Chiu has been performing on the piano since an early age. He has received numerous prizes in local competitions, including first place in the East Bay Music Festival and the Memorial Scholarship Competition as part of the Music Teacher’s Association of California. While attending U.C. Berkeley, where he received his B.A. in Music, he performed as a soloist with the University Symphony Orchestra, and was a recipient of the Eisner Award for achievement in the creative arts. Jason earned his Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2004, studying with Sharon Mann. While attending the conservatory, he was a finalist in the SFCM concerto competition and a finalist in the Viardo International Piano Competition. Since graduating, he has been teaching at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts in Richmond and the Pacific Music Academy in San Jose. Jason was recently selected as one of the winners in the 2014 American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition and was invited to perform in the Winners Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. In August of 2014, Jason was awarded 3rd place in the professional solo piano division of the American Prize Competition for his recording of Chopin's Ballades.