Born in Taiwan, Chloe (Szu-Yun) Chiu is a compelling violinist who picked up her first violin at the age of 8 and started captivating audiences at the tender age of 9. She has performed intercontinentally throughout Australia, Europe (Austria, Bulgaria, Italy), Asia (Singapore and Taiwan) and the Middle East (Israel). As a frequent prize winner in Taiwan as well as internationally, Chiu has reveled in success at several competitions, achieving a multitude of prestigious awards. She holds the first prizes at Taoyuan Competition, Tainan Music Competition, Hsing Tian Kong Music Competition, Taipei Music Competition. In 2010, she was laureate in the Canetti International Violin Competition in Israel, and she was the grand finalist in Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition in Italy.
Chiu received her professional education with full scholarships at the University of Singapore, Peabody Institute and the University of Southern California. She has studied with many esteemed musicians including Glenn Dicterow, Bing Wang, Victor Danchenko and Qian Zhou.
Chiu also serves as sectional violinist of Santa Barbara Symphony.