VC ARTIST | Timothy Chooi — Hannover & Queen Elisabeth Comp Top Prizes
Canadian-American violinist Timothy Chooi is quickly building an international following, praised for his technical virtuosity and musical integrity
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, and current artist diploma student of Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School and professional studies candidate at the Kronberg Academy with Christian Tetzlaff, Timothy is a former major prize winner at the Michael Hill and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions and the Astral Artists National Auditions. In 2018, he was awarded 1st prize at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in Hannover, Germany.
Timothy was also awarded the coveted "Prix Yves Paternot" Prize at the 2018 Verbier Festival, presented to the "most accomplished young musician".
His recent orchestral debuts include solo performances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra, NDR Philharmonie Orchestra Hannover, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Timothy currently performs on the 1717 "Windsor-Weinstein" Stradivarius violin on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts.
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI & MAX LEVINSON | JOHN WILLIAMS | THEME FROM SCHINDLER'S LIST | 2021
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI & MICHELLE CANN | CHEN GANG | SUNSHINE ON TASHKURGAN | 2021
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI & MAX LEVINSON | VITALI | CHACONNE | 2021
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | BACH | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 2 IN A MINOR | ANDANTE | 2021
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI & MAX LEVINSON | GRIEG | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 3 IN C MINOR | 2021
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI & JANELLE FUNG | WILLIAM KROLL | BANJO AND FIDDLE | 2021
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO IN G MINOR | PABLO GONZÁLEZ & ORCHESTRE PHILHARMONIQUE ROYAL DE LIÈGE | 2020
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | JIPING VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | JIANNAN SIMA & SICHUAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2020
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 5 IN A MAJOR | JEAN-JACQUES KANTOROW & ORCHESTRE ROYAL DE CHAMBRE DE WALLONIE | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | ANDREW MANZE & NDR RADIOPHILHARMONIE | 2018 JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI & NATSUMI OHNO | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN SONATA NO. 7 IN C MINOR OP. 30 | 2018 JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI & TAKASHI SATO | GRIEG VIOLIN SONATA NO. 3 IN C MINOR OP. 45 | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI & HANCHIEN LEE | MONTI | CSÁRDÁS | 2017
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI & HELEN GERHOLD | MASSENET | MEDITATION FROM THAÏS | 2017
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | PAGANINI | CAPRICE NO. 24 | 2018
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI, JANELLE FUNG & HANCHIEN LEE | RACHMANINOFF | VOCALISE | 2017
Violin: 1717 Windsor-Weinstein Stradivarius violin — On generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts
Bow: 2011 Michael Vann
Accessories: Wolf Secondo Shoulder Rest | Andrea Rosin
Teachers: Catherine Cho | Pamela Frank | Ida Kavafian | Pinchas Zukerman | Patinka Kopec
Schools: The Juilliard School | Curtis Institute of Music | Mount Royal Conservatory | Victoria Conservatory of Music | Kronberg Academy
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