Praised for his "rich and deep countertenor voice" (Boston Musical Intelligencer) with a "dramatic edge" (Herald-Tribune), U.S. based Malaysian countertenor Wee Kiat CHIA's 2021/22 season brings concert performances throughout Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other cities in China virtually on top of his engagements in the United States, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In the summer of 2022, Wee Kiat will collaborate with the International Christian Choral Conductor Society in their International Christian Choir Festival as a guest performer and an vocal instructor. As a featured soloist, he will join Monadnock Chorus New Hampshire in their spring concert. During this season, he helped launch HeartFelt Voices, a new initiative of Felt NYC, as a Music Director, and produced their first Fundraising Concert. As a Doctor of Musical Arts, Wee Kiat started his teaching position at Colby College Music Department in January 2022.
Wee Kiat was the soloist for the West coast premiere of Matthew Aucoin's The Orphic Moment at the Music Academy of the West, as well as the Florida premiere with the enSRQ, both under the baton of the composer. He was a 2017 finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions New England Region, and in 2013 won first prize in the 8th Yin Qi Singing Competition in Malaysia.
"Wee Kiat has a rich and deep countertenor voice, by turns convincingly loving and angry, tender and fierce, artfully capturing the impatience and love, jealousy and awe felt for Madame White Snake." -- The Boston Musical Intelligencer
"Countertenor Chia Wee Kiat was a standout in Esurientes Implevit Bonis (He Hath Filled The Hungry With Good Things), buoyantly lifting himself above the two flutes without sounding lightweight." -- The Straits Times, Singapore