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EDEN CHIAM

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Eden Chiam, née Ye Den, born 28 May 2001, is a Bruneian-Canadian singer, dancer, actress, videographer, content creator. Eden underwent the EMF (Expression Music Fun) toddlers programme at the age of four, from which she developed her ability to recognise musical intervals (relative pitch). Although she was required to play the piano alongside her siblings, she successfully transitioned into her true passion for singing full-time in 2009.

Born:      May 28, 2001

                 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Ethnicity:  Chinese

Citizenship:  Canadian

Education:  International School Brunei, 

                    Jerudong International School 

Relatives: Estr Shian Li Chiam (sister), Evan Dao Ho Chiam (brother)

Musical Career:

Instrument(s): Vocals, Piano, Guitar 

Genres:  Musical Theatre, R&B, Pop, Gospel, 

Label:     Independant

Chinese Name:

Chinese: 詹玉甸

Pin Yin: Zhān yù diān

Early Life & Childhood:

Eden attended the International School of Brunei (ISB) from pre-kindergarten to Year 7 and then transferred to Jerudong International School (JIS)  from year 8 to 13, Eden studied media studies, music, and drama in high school and finished with 5 A*, 3 A’s for iGCSE and 3 A’s for her A levels. In June 2017, she was the recipient of the Jerudong International School subject awards for Drama and Music  and two years later, in 2019, she was doubly awarded again for Media and Music during her graduation. 

 

Currently she is in her final year of her Bachelors in Musical Theatre at Sheridan College, Ontario. She was awarded the prize for

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Musical Theatre

2014-2019

Eden made her theater debut in 2014 as the ‘The Artful Dodger’ opposite her brother Evan who played ‘Oliver’ in their high school production of  ‘Oliver’. In the following year, she was cast as ‘Enjolras’ the leader of the rebellion in ‘Les Miserables’, then in March 2018 she played ‘Maria’ in the ‘Sound of Music’. She personally choreographed ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Do, Re, Mi’ & ‘The Lonely Goatherd.’ She also played ‘Titania’ in ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ in 2018 and the ‘Evil Professor ’in ‘39 Steps’ in 2019. 

 

In addition to her work on stage she also worked as assistant choreographer on the junior school production of Peter Pan, in March 2019 

Singing

Eden started singing at the age of 8 after being inspired by her sister. She then underwent training in her mothers music academy, did examinations, performances and competitions. 

In 2016, She got a Distinction in her Performance Diploma in Pop Vocal Performance

Vocal Coaching

From 2019 to 2023 Eden was a part-time teacher at her mums music academy. She was able to coach ten students during her undergraduate years. With four who completed their Grade 8 vocal with Distinction. Th

ey also competed internationally in HongKong, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam with many first prize awards. 

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Competitions

2009 - 2017

In the summer of 2014, Eden joined The World Championships of Performing Arts competition in Los Angeles, California with under two weeks notice after another representative of Brunei dropped out, making it to the semifinals. She placed in the top three for all her categories and returned home with two bronze, two silver, one gold, and one division winner plaque, respectively. In 2017, Eden won 1st place at the 4th Hong Kong International Music Festival, for the Youth Pop Vocals category and performed at the winners concert held at Tsuen Wan Town Hall, in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.