Having received his Associate Diploma (AMusA) at the age of 15, Daniel Chiou has since remained an avid musician in solo, chamber and orchestral settings. Daniel has recently completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the University of Queensland under the tutelage of cello legend Patrick Murphy, where he has appeared in concert at the Queensland Music Festival, the UQ Concert Series and the UQ Pulse Chamber Orchestra as Principal Cello. He has also performed in orchestras in NSW, Adelaide and in China where he was invited to play alongside the Xi'an Symphony Orchestra in 2017 and 2019.
Daniel has had the joy of being a prize winner of several competitions during his undergraduate studies, including the Richard Pollett Memorial Strings Prize (2018 and 2019), Sleath String Performance Prize (2019) and the 4MBS Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize (2018).
Daniel is a member of the newly formed Islay Trio, comprising of young lads Rollin Zhao and Caleb Salizzo. The trio has performed at the Bangalow Music Festival as part of the Southern Cross Soloists Next Gen Artists Program in 2019, and were finalists of the inaugural Queensland Chamber Music Competition.
Daniel is very excited to be commencing training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) with Howard Penny in 2020.
Photo by Pia Johnson