Christian Chiu, fourteen, is completing eighth grader at Fort Couch Middle School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the age of ten, he made his orchestral debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has been a first prize winner of the solo division at the Duquesne Young Artist National Competition and of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Competition, and he has been selected to perform at Weill Recital Hall as winner of the Pittsburgh International Piano Competition. Additionally, he was selected as a finalist for NPR's From The Top auditions. Christian has appeared as a guest pianist with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, and he participated in the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition and the Southeastern Piano Festival (SEPF) in 2016. He likes playing music from all different periods, and especially enjoys performing the works of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Outside of his musical pursuits, Christian’s favorite activities include playing soccer, chess, ping pong, and golf, and watching hockey games. He currently studies privately with Professor Natasha Snitkovsky of Duquesne University.