Chi Hoe Mak

Chi Hoe Mak

Chi Hoe Mak

Chi Hoe enjoys a varied career as an award-winning choral conductor, singer, adjudicator and choral clinician. He is currently Artistic Director of Young Choral Academy, Artistic Director of the Penang Philharmonic Chorus, Principal Artist and Resident Chorus Master of Kuala Lumpur City Opera.

Chi Hoe is co-founder of the Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod (MCE) and has won numerous prizes and awards with his choirs. He was the first Asian conductor to win a prestigious fellowship to work with the London Symphony Chorus in 2010 which launched his conducting career in the UK and was Resident Chorus Master at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire from 2009-2012. He made his UK festival debut in 2011 as Chorus Master for the Lichfield Festival Chorus with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and 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 an active choral clinician and has been on the jury panel at several international choir competitions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore and Vietnam.

A prize winner at several voice competitions and winner of the 2015 Kakiseni Boh Cameronian Arts Award for Best Vocal Performance, Chi Hoe is also currently 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 and concert engagements have taken him to China, Indonesia, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and throughout the UK.

Chi Hoe studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK, where he received Master of Music (MMus) degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting, both with Distinctions and the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Performance. He was named one of Birmingham’s ‘New Generation Artists’ in 2008, winning 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 has recently been conferred an Honorary Membership (HonRBC) of the institution.