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ABOUT

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. 

Opera singing

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.

 

Creative Entrepreneurship

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.

Press

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

Hk.on.cc 東網

中西合璧典雅時尚 香港女生紐約旗袍攝影創新天

(East meets West to show modern elegance, Hong Kong girl starts Qipao Photography in NYC

 

CHINADAILY.com.cn 

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

哥大學生徐曉晴 紐約創旗袍攝影室

Columbia University student Ashley Chui, Opens Qipao photography studio in New York

 

美华裔艺术家为宣扬旗袍文化 创办旗袍摄影工作室

American Chinese Artist promotes Qipao Culture, Opens Qipao photography studio in New York

 

The China Press USA

用影像叙说东方美 青年艺术家创办旗袍摄影工作室

Use photography to express oriental beauty, young artist opens Qipao photography studio in New York

 

Sino Vision USA

花样女孩钟情王家卫 纽约开旗袍摄影室

Falling in love with Wong Kar Wei’s style, a girl opens Qipao photography studio in New York