Ashley Chui is a singer and creative entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. She is recognized for her establishments as an opera singer, the Executive Director for International Chamber Orchestra of America, and the founder of CARA Vision Studio, a multi-media studio located in Midtown, Manhattan. She has earned a Bachelor’s in Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in classical voice, and a Master's in Science degree from Columbia University in nonprofit management.
Ashley Chui is an aspiring mezzo-soprano, a current member of Opera Hong Kong’s Young Artist Programme. She has earned a Bachelor’s in Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, under the tutelage of voice teacher Joan Patenaude Yarnell. Chui started to receive professional classical voice training when she attended Idyllwild Arts Academy. As soon as she graduated from high school, she came 2nd in the Yokohama International Music Competition in Japan in 2013. Chui portrayed the role Franktik/Woodpecker in The Little Cunning Vixen by Janacek and Angelique in Le Roi L’a Dit by Delibes at the Manhattan School of Music. She was casted as Cenerentola in La Cenerentola by Rossini and Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart in the opera scenes performance of Oberlin in Italy. Besides opera performances, Ashley has collaborated as a soloist with the International Chamber Orchestra of America, Hong Kong Festival Orchestra, and New York Four Seas Players.
With her passion, Ashley is dedicated to contribute to the society through the language of music. In 2016, she was recruited to join International Chamber Orchestra of America (ICOA), a three-year old non-profit organization. Her duties at the young start-up including fundraising, organizing events, writing proposals, managing social media platforms, and monitoring budgets. Since she was recruited to ICOA, she has been in charge of organizing all concerts and fundraising events. She plays a major part in the development of ICOA’s educational program.
In April 2018, Ashley opened CARA Vision Studio, a 1700sqft multi-media studio located in Midtown, Manhattan. This business has become a tool for her to achieve her personal mission to help nonprofit organizations and artists to promote arts and culture through visual marketing material. She was also invited to be a speaker at Manhattan School of Music and Longy School of Music at The Bard College, to share about music entrepreneurship.
Apple Daily 蘋果日報
紐約直擊 - 港台音樂家人靚心善 紐約開音樂會籌款救海洋生物
(East meets West to show modern elegance, Hong Kong girl starts Qipao Photography in NYC
New Yorkers invited to strike a pose in qipao
China Xinhua News
Feature: Unique studio invites New Yorkers to strike a pose in qipao
World Journal USA
Columbia University student Ashley Chui, Opens Qipao photography studio in New York
American Chinese Artist promotes Qipao Culture, Opens Qipao photography studio in New York
The China Press USA
Use photography to express oriental beauty, young artist opens Qipao photography studio in New York
Sino Vision USA
Falling in love with Wong Kar Wei’s style, a girl opens Qipao photography studio in New York