Biography

A little about myself

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Jason Chiu was a recent prize winner of the American Protege Piano and Strings Competition and was invited to perform in the winners concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. He has received top prizes in numerous other competitions including first place in the 2022 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, first place in the 2019 Bay Area Piano Competition, second place in the 2021 Chopin Avenue International Piano Competition, and a third place award in the 2014 American Prize Competition for his recording of Chopin's four Ballades. While attending U.C. Berkeley, where he attained his B.A. in Music, Jason performed as a soloist with the University Symphony Orchestra, and was a recipient of the Eisner Award for achievement in the creative arts. He later earned his Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying with Sharon Mann. Jennie Windle and Helene Wickett are among the other teachers he’s worked with. Recent appearances include solo performances in Seattle at Benaroya Hall and in San Francisco with Old First Concerts, as well as performances with the Kensington Symphony Orchestra and the Saratoga Symphony. Jason maintains an active teaching studio from his home near Berkeley where he resides with his wife along with his two children.