A native of Hong Kong based in Boston, Tommy Chiu has made appearances in major cities across Asia and North America both as a performer and an educator. He has appeared as a soloist with the University of British Columbia Chamber Orchestra, Boston University Wind Ensemble and the Boston Trombone Octet, and was named finalist in various concerto competitions, including that of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute and the PRISMA Festival & Academy. Recently, he also served as an artist fellow in the Atlantic Music Festival and attended the International Graduate Music Conference hosted by the University of Calgary as a lecture presenter.
Outside of performing, Tommy teaches brass extensively both online and in person with more than a decade of international teaching experience. In addition to teaching at the Dedham School of Music, he is also on the faculty of the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, the Note-worthy Experiences Music Studio, and the After School Music Program at the Brimmer and May School.
Currently, Tommy is a doctoral candidate in brass performance at Boston University, where he received the Brass Department Award. His primary teachers include Jarod Vermette of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Colin Williams of the New York Philharmonic, and Toby Oft, Principal Trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.