Photo: Paul Savage
MINDY CHU (Debut Season) | 2018 CD Launch Concert
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Awards & Distinctions: “2017 Listing of Alumni to Watch,” San Diego State University School of Music and Dance; 2013 San Diego Musical Merit Foundation Competition Winner; First Place,
2013 Virginia and Susan Hawk Auditions; 2012 Presser Foundation Scholar.
Upcoming Engagements: Soloist, Chinese Baroque with period ensemble, MUSA, Presidio Sessions, San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music; Semi-staged national tour performances of Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Apollo’s Fire conducted by Jeannette Sorrell; Soloist, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass In B minor, BWV 232 conducted by Masaaki Suziki, American Bach Society Conference, Yale University (CT).
Past Career Highlights: Soloist, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Mass in C minor, K. 427, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125 and Bach’s Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11, “Ascension Oratorio, “2017 Carmel Bach Festival; Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields, Bang on a Can and Capella SF (2017); Solo vocals, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” (Cantonese version) for Disneyland Hong Kong (2017).
Educational Background: Master of Music (Voice in Early Music, Oratorio and Chamber Ensemble), Yale University (CT); Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), San Diego State University (CA).
Passion Outside of Singing: “Tea drinking from cultural traditions, trying to make food at home that I’ve eaten elsewhere and loved, yoga, spending time interacting with animals, dance of many sorts, holistic and Chinese medicine, and arranging flowers.”
Special Desert Chorale Memory: “Can’t wait to make some!”