Columbus and Cleveland, OH


Violinist and Pianist Anita Chiu is a native of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. At age 4, she began studying the piano and the violin. She served as concertmaster at National FHSH symphony orchestra, NTUA symphony orchestra, BG Sinfonietta, BGSU Philharmonia, and the OSU Symphony Orchestra, Opera Columbus, and many others. 

A recipient of 2016 Distinguished Studio and Creative Arts Award at BGSU, Chiu also won the first prize in graduate division in 2015 Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition. As a collaborative pianist, Chiu had played in recitals, chamber ensembles and orchestras. She is also a prize winner in 2016 Conrad Art Song Competition.

Chiu performs regularly with Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Lima Symphony Orchestra where she serves as assistant concertmaster. She also plays with Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Akron Symphony Orchestra. She was also hired as a violin mentor for the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra during the 2016-17 season. 

Chiu has many experiences working in orchestras as well as in chamber ensembles. She was awarded the graduate string quartet assistantship at Bowling Green State University. She also joined a piano trio as a violinist and a euphonium and tuba trio as a pianist during her time in Bowling Green, Ohio. Her participation and performances in the new music ensemble were also highly recognized by faculties and guest composers during the Bowling Green New Music Festival. 

Besides being an active performer, Chiu holds a private studio with selected students. She was also invited to be the adjudicator at music competitions and scholarships evaluations. In 2022, the W.A.Y. Trio, which Chiu is the violinist of, had released their first album “Love Lifted Me” on music streaming services. 

Chiu studied both violin and collaborative piano at Bowling Green State University (MM, 2016&2017) with Dr. Penny Kruse and Dr. Solungga Liu. She also studied with Dr. Kia-Hui Tan at the Ohio State University (DMA, 2022).
2021 -- DMA in Violin Performance, The Ohio State University
2017 -- MM in Collaborative Piano, Bowling Green State University
2016 -- MM in Violin Performance, Bowling Green State University
2014 -- BFA in Violin Performance, National Taiwan University of Arts

Performing and Teaching Experience
Opera Columbus, Columbus, OH
Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron, OH
Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield, OH
Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, Newark, OH
Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Columbus, OH
Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
Opera Project Columbus Pit Orchestra, Columbus, OH
NOI+Festival Orchestra, College Park,MD
OSU Symphony Orchestra, Columbus, OH
Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Adrian, MI
Atlantic Music Festival, Waterville, ME
Lima Symphony Orchestra, Lima, OH
BG Sinfonietta, Bowling Green, OH
Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra, Perrysburg, OH
BG Philharmonic, Bowling Green, OH 
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, Greensboro, NC
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit, MI
Encore Music Studio, Columbus, OH
DNA Music Academy, Columbus, OH
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
CSO Young Musicians Competition, Columbus, OH
Summer Music Institute - Strings, Bowling Green, OH
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH