Chi Hoe Mak

choral conductor / bass-baritone

Chi Hoe Mak enjoys a busy and varied career as an award-winning choral conductor and singer. 

Considered one of the most outstanding young Malaysian musicians of his generation as featured by Top10 Malaysia in their 2014 editorial, he is also a recipient of a Kakiseni BOH Cameronian Arts Award in 2015.

A native of Penang, Malaysia, Chi Hoe studied the violin and piano as a child and later singing, winning First Prizes in the 1997 and 1998 Malaysian National Art Song Competition and the 1998 Young Classical Singer of The Year sponsored by the Penang State Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, He made his professional debut with Penang Arts Council Opera followed by subsequent engagements with the Penang Symphony Orchestra (PSO), Penang State Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Kuala Lumpur Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera Malaysia.

Chi Hoe trained at the Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK, where he studied Voice and Choral Conducting, graduating with Distinction and won several prizes. He was the first Asian to win a conducting fellowship with the London Symphony Chorus and his highly successful debut at the 2011 Lichfield Festival launched his career as a choral conductor in the UK.

He has shared the stage, performed and collaborated with leading orchestral and vocal/choral ensembles including Birmingham Opera Company, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Ex Cathedra, London Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Singapore Lyric Opera, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, The Swingle Singers et al

He now lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.