25-year-old Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi has firmly established a global status as a younger virtuoso of remarkable promise – praised for his maturity, presence and technical prowess.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, and present scholar of Catherine Cho at The Juilliard College, Timothy is a former main prize winner on the Michael Hill and Queen Elisabeth Worldwide Violin Competitions – and was awarded 1st prize on the 2018 Joseph Joachim Worldwide Violin Competitors, in Hannover, Germany.
Timothy was as well as awarded the coveted ‘Prix Yves Paternot‘ Prize on the 2018 Verbier Competition – introduced to the ‘most achieved younger musician’.
His latest orchestral debuts embrace solo performances with the Brussels Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Symphony, Verbier Competition Chamber Orchestra and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Timothy presently performs on the 1717 ‘Windsor-Weinstein’ Stradivarius violin – on beneficiant mortgage from the Canada Council for the Arts.
He’s represented for worldwide basic administration by Solera Administration, in Paris.
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. 2 OP. 30 | 2018 JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE
VC ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI & TAKASHI SATO | GRIEG VIOLIN SONATA NO. three 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
Identify: Timothy Chooi
Instrument: 1717 Windsor-Weinstein Stradivarius violin – On beneficiant mortgage from the Canada Council for the Arts
Bow: 2011 Michael Vann
Strings: Thomastik Peter Infeld Violin G, D and A Strings | W.E Hill Violin E String
Equipment: Wolf Secondo Shoulder Relaxation | Andrea Rosin
Academics: Catherine Cho | Pamela Frank | Ida Kavafian | Pinchas Zukerman | Patinka Kopec
Colleges: Juilliard College of Music | Curtis Institute of Music | Mount Royal Conservatory | Victoria Conservatory of Music
Web site: www.timothychooi.com
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