“Last season this was my best booking ever at Jazz café Dizzy: international quality and a golden piano touch.” – Hanyo van Oosterom, programmer of several famous jazz venues in Rotterdam. 11/2019
“Probably the best show we’ve ever had at the lovely Rui Cunha Foundation gallery, with full house as the perfect closing of the 6th-year-partnership.”- Mars Siu Hong Lee, Chairman of Macau Jazz Promotion Association 11/2019
“The Chi Quartet executed these pieces with outstanding musicality and technical prowess.” UIC reporters: Samuel Burgess (MPRO), Robert Runnels (DCC) 11/2019
CHI Quartet is an international piano quartet based in Rotterdam. Formed by Macau/HK pianist and composer SIU, Tin-Chi, Bassist Ildo Nandja, Saxophone player Loek van den Berg, and drummer Martin Hafizi.
Chi is a female pianist and composer born and raised in Hong Kong and Macau. She received her higher classical education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, New York Manhattan School of Music, and Jazz in Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts).
Given the multi-cultural background, Chi’s musical styles range from classical and jazz to Scandinavian jazz. Her own compositions, which encapsulate her diverse musical influences: heart-melting classical melodies colored by the intricate jazz harmonies, Indian and European folk rhythm elements intertwine with skillful Jazz improvisation.
Chi is working on her first album which is the emblem of her long-standing fascination with the music of different worlds. Her music is simply embracing herself, go beyond any definition, and touch every soul with tenderness.