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Patrick Chiu

Adjunct Professor, Conducting

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Contact: (904) 620-2961



Interdisciplinary artist Patrick Chiu works as a stage director, performance curator, conductor, and composer. In recent years, his choral-physical theatres have been injecting innovation and vibrancy into the arts scene. Recent fully staged productions include Monteverdi Madrigal of War and Love, English madrigals The Triumphs of Oriana, Bach Ich habe genug (BWV 82), Coffee Cantata (BWV 211), Hercules at the Crossroads (BWV 213), and Markus-Passion (BWV 247). Upcoming projects in 2021 include Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Bach Wedding Cantata (BWV 202), and Johannes-Passion (BWV 245).


During his period of residency in Vienna, Chiu has participated in various local professional performances and received tuition from professors at the Vienna Conservatory. Later he earned a scholarship to study at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, where he received his master's degree in conducting. He then earned a master's degree in stage directing in Florida State University, where he is currently continuing as a doctoral candidate. During his stay in Europe and the United States, he has worked with and studied under world-renowned maestros including Helmuth Rilling and Harry Christophers. As a composer, his award-winning works have been presented in Austria, France, Portugal, Spain, Russia, UK, USA and various countries in Asia.


In 2020, Chiu proudly joined the Vocal Arts Faculty of the University of North Florida. With Dr. Cara Tasher as Music Director and Conductor, he has directed several staged choral productions, including Monteverdi Vespers, Handel Messiah in Motion, and a full-length video of concert-documentary Messiah on the Move, which portrayed our musical "new normal" in pandemic times.