Mezzo Soprano Silvana Chu received her Master's degree in Music at the Manhattan School of
Music. Ms. Chu was the Third Prize Winner of the New Jersey Alliance of Performing Artists.
In 2018, Silvana Chu won the First Prize and Special Prize of the vocal division in the
Romanian International Music Competition in Japan.
The following year, in 2019, Silvana continued to win over the Japanese audience with
performances at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and Takanawa Ward Center Hall. She also held her solo
vocal recital at the Romanian Embassy in Tokyo and was recognized with the "Expoire" award
at the Osaka International Music Contest in both the Art Song and Musical categories.
The pandemic hasn't stopped Silvana's passion and dedication to music. She sang the role of
"The Second Lady" in a virtual production of the opera "The Magic Flute" with The Lighthouse
Opera Company in New York City. She also held a virtual vocal recital in Hong Kong, adapting
to the new realities imposed by the pandemic. Silvana had the honor to premier a live
performance of the newly written opera "The Threshold of Brightness" by Iranian composer
Niloufar Nourbakhsh with Beth Morrison Projects at National Sawdust in New York City.
In 2023, Silvana performed her Romania Concert Tour at Athenaeum in Bucharest, as well as
Cultural Centers in Brasov and St. George. She premiered the contemporary Italian opera ,
"Furiosus", composed by Roberto Scarcella Perino at Merkin Hall Lincoln Center. She also
performed a virtual production “Mass for the Future” by composer George M. Atwell. For
concert works, she performed as an Alto Soloist in Bach-St. Mark Passion and Maurice
Duruflé-Requiem at St. Peter’s Church in New York City.
Silvana was featured as Mezzo soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at Lincoln Center Avery
Fisher Hall, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at Carnegie Hall. Other solo works include
Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Beethoven's Mass in C
Major, Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor, and Mozart’s Requiem.
Silvana’s operatic roles include “Suzuki” in Madama Butterfly, “Mary” in Der Fliegende
Holländer, “Abbess and Monitor” in Suor Angelica, “Irene” in Atalanta, “Bradamante” in
Alcina, “Giovanna” in Rigoletto, “Orlofsky” in Die Fledermaus, “Cherubino” in The Marriage of
Figaro, and “Gertrude” in Romeo et Juliette by Gounod.