"...while the fluid fingers of Siu on the organ and piano, created a rich waterfall of harmony"
- Elizabeth Cunningham, Nelson Star
Candy relocated to Berlin, Germany from Vancouver, Canada and works as a freelance Pianist / Vocal Coach. She was a Korrepetitorin for the Berlin Opera Academy on Die Zauberflöte and Ariadne auf Naxos productions conducted by Lutz De Veer and Peter Leonard, and The Berlin Opera Group on Le Nozze di Figaro production. She also played the piano and celesta for the Silk Road Symphony Orchestra's premiere performance on works by Stravinsky, Strauss and Qigang Chen at the Großer Sendesaal of the Haus des Rundfunks in Berlin. Prior to that, she was a répétiteur at the Vancouver Opera where she worked with acclaimed conductors such as Jonathan Darlington and Jacques Lacombe. She played the celesta at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for their Die Zauberflöte production.
Originally from Hong Kong, Candy received her Master of Music degree in Piano Accompaniment from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where she received tuition from Pamela Lidiard. Upon graduation, she relocated to Dublin where she worked with students of acclaimed voice teacher Veronica Dunne from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She then trained as a répétiteur at the Flanders Operastudio in Gent, Belgium. She has worked with highly accomplished musicians such as Sir Thomas Allen, Ann Murray, Graham Johnson, Eugene Asti, Iain Burnside, and Sarah Walker.
Candy attended Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (CO-SI), worked as a répétiteur for L'Academie de la Roche d'Hys in France, Franco American Vocal Academy (FAVA) in Salzburg, AIMS International Music School in the UK, the Irish Vocal Masterclass in Ireland, Zêzere Arts Festival for Opera in Portugal, and Montalto Musica in Italy.
As a versatile pianist, Candy enjoys being a freelance ballet accompanist (Staff Pianist for Ballet BC, and Royal Ballet School in London), church organist, and piano teacher.