Philip Chiu

Philip Chiu is acclaimed for his brilliant pianism, sensitive listening, and a stage presence that eschews the hermit-pianist image in favour of openness,

authenticity, and connection with audiences. Inaugural winner of the Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer, Philip has become one of Canada’s leading musicians through his infectious love of music and his passion for creation and communication.


He concertizes extensively as soloist and chamber musician and has performed solo recitals and chamber music concerts in most major venues across Canada, as well as concert halls in France, Japan and the U.S. (debuting for the La Jolla Music Society for their 50th anniversary season, as well as Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont).


Chamber music partners have included James Ehnes, Emmanuel Pahud, Regis Pasquier, Roland Pidoux, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Bomsori Kim, Johannes Moser, and the New Orford String Quartet. He also has a long-standing violin-piano duo with Jonathan Crow. Philip is a veteran touring artist of Prairie Debut, Jeunesses Musicales Canada, and Debut Atlantic, having toured the country 14 times.


Passionate about programming unique and imaginative concerts, he was invited as Cecilia Concert’s 2018/2019 Artist-in-Residence, and is looking forward to exploring new ideas as Artist-in-Residence for Montreal’s La Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur in 2021. Other recent projects include a recording of John Burge’s 24 Preludes for Solo Piano, as well as a recording/concert project with Pentaèdre, honouring the music of Jacques Hétu (ATMA) recognized by Le Devoir as “A useful disc, superbly performed.” Also recently released, an album with cellist Cameron Crozman, Tapeo, offers colourful Spanish music. His upcoming series of solo albums (ATMA) presents the music of Ravel, Debussy, as well as original commissions from distinguished composers such as Barbara Croall, Odawa composer and recipient of the Order of Ontario. Philip has recorded for Warner Music, ATMA Classique, Analekta and CBC Music. He can be heard on BBC Radio 3, FranceMusique, ICI Musique, and CBC Music. 


He is a graduate of the Young Artists’ Performance Academy (now the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists) and holds a Performance Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music.