Young violinist Chloe Chua’s meteoric rise on the classical music concert stage culminated in being awarded the joint 1st prize at the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists.
The 11-year-old from Singapore had also garnered the top prize at the 24th Andrea Postacchini Violin Competition, and the 3rd prize at the 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition.
She has been enrolled in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts School of Young Talents (NAFA) since she was four, and is currently under the tutelage of Yin Ke, leader of their Strings programme.
Her stunning maturity and musicality has captured the hearts of audience around the world, and her performances have taken her to concerts hall across the U.K., Italy, China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and in festivals such as the New Virtuosi Queenswood Mastercourse and the Singapore Violin Festival.
More recently, she performed with pianist Gordon Back in Saudi Arabia, andalso with the Russian National Youth Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Yuri Bashmet.
She has also been awarded prizes at Thailand International Strings Competition (Junior Category Grand Prize), Singapore National Piano and Violin Competition (1st Prize, Junior 2017, 3rd Prize Junior 2015).
She performs on a 1625 Antonio & Hieronymous Amati violin generously loaned from Florian Leonhard as part of the prize from the Menuhin Competition.