EVAN

Evan was born on the 28th of March and he is the youngest of the three Chiams. He is in charge of producing, writing lyrics, singing, arranging and adjusting the songs they produce.

He was born in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei and has lived all of his life there. He predominately speaks English however he also speaks Chinese, Malay and Hainanese (paternal Chinese dialect).

Evan has played the piano and violin since he was a toddler and continues to progress on them in addition to his singing. He also truly believes he is a 'master at playing the triangle.' 

Unlike his sisters who predominantly play one instrument. Evan plays three instruments: Violin, Vocals and Piano. First trained under Lily Chiam’s (EMG & EMF) course, Evan gained musicality, rhythmic precision and perfect pitch at a very young age. This allowed his cognitive, assertive and kinesthetic behaviour to be quite high.

Trained classically, Evan completed his Piano Grade 8 at the age of twelve, Violin Grade 8 at the age of 14 with both Distinctions. He also completed his Vocal Grade 8 at the age of 15 with a Distinction not to mention completing his Violin Diploma and Piano Diploma at under the age of 18. This determination and commitment allowed Evan to win multiple national prizes such as the Excellence Award for Grade 8 Violin back in 2016, Grade 8 Piano back in 2015 as well as Vocal Grade 7 in 2017 as well as many more for the younger grades.

Evan competed domestically and regionally for many years -winning many awards in his short lifetime. He also competed with his sister in the 4th Year International Hong Kong Competition, Youth Pop Voice category and Youth Classical Violin Category getting the 5th and 3rd prize respectively. He also attended various piano festivals around Europe as well as in Asia. One was the Perugia Piano Festival and Maestro Piano International Festival early this year. Evan had also done string orchestra and pop orchestra for many years and has experience working in large groups as leader, soloist and also as supporting roles for the orchestra. One of his many ensemble achievements include competing in the 2019 EuroStrings Asia and Asia Pacific competition with an ensemble as the leader during the summer of 2019 and getting the 1st Prize and Special Prize during the Semi’s and Finals night. He also competed at the EuroStrings Asia Competition once again in 2020 getting two gold and one silver.

Evan has also done various musicals in the past as well. He played the main role of ‘Oliver’ in the musical ‘Oliver’ as well as the one of the main principal ‘Ryan’ in ‘High School Musical’ the Musical. The experience has very much taught Evan to act and dance at the same time whilst carrying the emotions of a character. 

Along with acting and playing musical instruments, Evan also songwriters and compose music. He got full marks during his IGCSE O’Level exam for composition and plans to take that further for his career. From Classical to Pop genre, Evan can seemingly mix both together or keep to it’s boundaries and for that, many who have heard his limited tracks have called him a ‘composition genius’ or a ‘modern mozart.’ He has recently released an EP Album as a joint collaboration with his sister Eden titled ‘My Inner Universe’ which debuted this September 26th 2020.

He along with his sister, wrote, produced and arranged all of their songs from scratch to finish.

 

Evan has an Instagram account (@evanchiam) where he likes to post selfies and snippets of his life.
He studied 'Food & Nutrition' and 'Art & Design' while at school and loves to cook, paint and garden at home. Evan learns things very fast and likes to copy his sisters working. This enabled him to pick up video-editing and music transcription skills very quickly.

 

Evan is not only a light and cheerful being but he has a highly creative mind. This makes him enjoy interior decorating and coming up with their video concepts for their Youtube videos. Evan loves to be a part of the video conceptualisation discussion, as well as design and construct sets. He wholeheartedly embraces and thrives in a 'live in the moment' style of life. His personality is prone to being constantly bored and he doesn't like to do things repeatedly if it's not fun or not beneficial to him. He also is scared of cockroaches and doesn't like to get near insects. 

Other facts:

His favourite colour is brown and grey.

He has an Instagram account for his cat and dog (thepersiangeiger)

He did Taekwondo until yellow belt

He finds it hard to remember many lines in scripts and lyrics

He creates his own language to remember them

He doesn't like ball games and doesn't like sports that are out in the sun

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