Praised for his "rich and deep countertenor voice" (Boston Musical Intelligencer) with a "dramatic edge" (Herald-Tribune), Malaysian countertenor Wee Kiat CHIA's 2019/20 season brought concert performances throughout Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, on top of his engagements in the United States. Wee Kiat collaborated with the Bachfest Malaysia in two of their concert tours singing Bach's cantatas and St. Matthew Passion. As a featured artist, he joined in the international premiere of Cainan Mui's The Revelation, commissioned by the Singapore Hallelujah Oratorio Society. He also traveled to Indonesia singing the alto solo of Bach's Mass in B minor at the Aula Simfonia Jakarta. While his tour to Germany was cancelled during the pandemic, his performances with Bachfest Malaysia were featured by Bachfest Leipzig in their global virtual events.
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