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CHI Quartet

Chi Quartet touches your soul with tenderness by dreamy classical melodies and modern jazz grooves: free and pure like a child.

CHI Quartet 2021
CHI Quartet 2021

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CHI quartet 2020
CHI quartet 2020

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CHI quartet
CHI quartet

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CHI Quartet 2021
CHI Quartet 2021

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2022 new album "Unspoken" by ZenneZ records

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About album "Unspoken" 

“Unspoken showcases Tin Chi’s talent as a musical storyteller. Her compositions are full of emotional depth, beautiful lyricism, multi-layered textures, and rhythmical complexity. You can hear a clear vision with a personal touch, fearless of any stylistic borders. The support of an outstanding ensemble helps her bring this music to life."

- Franz Von Chossy, Pianist/Composer

“Truly great melodies in beautifully composed tracks. We can see how an audience will log in to this band's energy and enjoy the concert very much. The original compositions are one of the best selling points for this band. In the execution of the tracks, we hear the respect for the song in the playing. Another band for our bucket list of bands we would like to see perform.” - Karel Van Eerd Music Award selection committee 2022

“Macau-born pianist-composer Tin Chi Siu (known mononymously as Chi) is a rare talent whose training in both classical and jazz as well as exposures to both the East and the West have given her music a unique sound palette that can be characterized as eclectically cosmopolitan.  Her musical sonority is tender and atmospheric, but her statement is bold – that she will not be confined by any conventional genre typecasting.  While her stylistic form and approach are evidently jazz-oriented, the undertone and inkling of neoclassical and oriental folk music are prevalent.  Supported by a solid rhythm section and perceptive saxophone playing, Unspoken is a much gratifying showcase of Chi as an up-and-coming bandleader, composer, and pianist in contemporary 21st-century music.  I hope you also feel the “Chi” from the Chi Quartet like I do!”     - Roger Chung, singer/producer/Hong Kong public health scholar 2/2022

Concert reviews

“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


「從Chi的演奏中,我發現了滿有女性獨特味道的新大陸!她的柔情與幼細,與她不太aggreesive而偏慢的approach令我感動... 其實很少主流男性音樂人會這樣彈的。」香港著名音樂人- 鍾一諾 11/2019




Het CHI Quartet is een internationale band uit Rotterdam, gevormd door de uit Macau( Hongkong) afkomstige pianiste en componiste Siu Tin Chi, Zuid-Afrikaanse bassist Ildo Nandja, de Nederlandse saxofonist Loek van den Berg en Bulgaarse drummer Martin Hafizi.

Chi volgde haar hogere klassieke opleiding aan de Chinese University van Hong Kong en de New York Manhattan School of Music.Na jaren werkzaam te zijn in Hong Kong als pianiste in zowel de Klassieke als theaterwereld en vele tournees door Oost-Azië, besluit ze het roer om te gooien en een jazz opleiding te beginnen in Rotterdam, die ze vorig jaar met onderscheiding afrondde.



Gezien haar multiculturele achtergrond zijn Chi’s composities geïnspireerd door de klassiek en jazz muziektraditie, gekleurd door haar aanraking met Arabische en Indiase wereldmuziek. Haar eigen composities

combineren klassieke melodieën gekleurd door ingewikkelde jazzharmonieën die je hart doen smelten; Indiase en Europese volksritme-elementen verweven met vakkundige improvisatie.

Haar idee: diepe gevoelens stimuleren, harmonie en verbinding met de samenleving naar boven halen.

Chi werkt aan haar eerste album dat het embleem is van haar langdurige fascinatie voor de muziek van verschillende werelden. Haar muziek omarmt zichzelf eenvoudig: om voorbij elke definitie te gaan en elke ziel met tederheid te raken.

充滿國際色彩的 CHI 爵士樂四重奏由鋼琴家及作曲家邵天慈(香港/澳門)於鹿特丹組成,樂隊成員包括半音階口琴家Armand van Wijck(荷蘭 2019-2020)、薩克管手Loek van den Berg(荷蘭 2020-)、鼓手Django Buiting(荷蘭 2019-2022 )、Martin Hafizi (保加利亞 2022-)及低音大提琴手 Yiannis Vagianos(希臘2019-2021)、Ildo Nandja (南非2021-)。樂隊的演奏風格充滿着振奮人心的現代爵士樂節奏,同時亦散發着細緻情感及優美旋律,感覺猶如置身於大城市中欣賞美麗的晚霞。

邵天慈於紐約曼克頓音樂學院取得古典鋼琴演奏碩士學位,在學期間對電影配樂及爵士樂感到濃厚興趣。畢業後回港澳工作,但她對爵士樂的熱愛最後帶領她到了荷蘭鹿特丹音樂學院。邵天慈的成長背景、在不同國家生活的體會以及穩固的古典音樂基礎都是她原創作品的靈感來源。 CHI 爵士樂四重奏期待和大家分享一個超越風格定義及充滿幻想的音樂旅程。



CHI Quartet is an international piano quartet based in Rotterdam. Formed by Macau/HK pianist and composer SIU, Tin-Chi, Greek bassist Yiannis Vagianos (2019-2020), South African bassist Ildo Nandja (2022-), Dutch chromatic harmonica player Armand van Wijck (2019-2020), Saxophone player Loek van den Berg (2020-), drummer Django (2019-2020) and Bulgarian drummer Martin Hafizi (2020-)


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.

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