Australian early-career artist, Zinia Chan’s diverse work as a composer, pianist, arts manager and educator is unified by her ability to immerse audiences of all backgrounds into a world of spellbinding interdisciplinary collaboration.
Renowned for her cutting-edge, community-minded approach, Chan’s extensive work in theatre, film and contemporary music has garnered her opportunities to work with the likes of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Commonwealth Games Federation, Mohworks Films, the Grainger Museum, and Science Gallery Melbourne. In 2013, she joined DeepBlue as their resident pianist and in 2016, welcomed the ensemble’s invitation to join as a committee member on the Board.
Zinia Chan is a recipient of the Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Composition Award, facilitating a commission for award-winning chamber ensemble, Syzygy Ensemble to be performed during MRC’s 2021 season. Chan was also awarded the 2020 Australian Music Centre MOMENTUM II Commission (funded by Cinque Arts Management), a recipient of full bursary to Gondwana Composer School (as part of Gondwana National Choral School 2018) and in 2016 received the Sonic State Queensland Microfestival Commission (supported by Chris Perren, Luke Jaaniste, Metro Arts). She is the grateful recipient of COVID recovery funding from City of Melbourne (Oceanis Collective Commission, 2020).