Eugenia Choi, violin
Described by the press as "a sensational force" (La République, France), and "technical virtuoso" (Berliner Morgenpost, Germany), violinist Eugenia Choi has been attracting international recognition since her solo concerto debut with orchestra at age ten. Dr. Choi regularly performs at major performing arts centers such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, Symphony Hall in Boston, Kravis Center in Palm Beach, Teatro Municipale in Santiago, Chile, Tokyo International Forum in Japan, Palais de Fontainebleau in France, Nobel Peace Prize Hall in Oslo, Norway, and others across five continents.
In recent seasons, Miss Choi has performed as soloist with orchestras in Europe, Asia, North and South Americas, and recently featured on national broadcasts for Canadian Broadcast Corporation, ShawTV, Sender Freies Berlin, and Bravo! Miss Choi has given the world première performances and recordings of new compositions, including a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynold, commissioned Canadian work by Alan Bell, and rediscovered Viennese serialist composer Adolph Loos. A particular highlight has been performances at Juilliard for Elliott Carter of his own solo violin work. Constantly expanding her musical milieu, she collaborates with a wide range of artists, including American soprano Dawn Upshaw, tap artist Savion Glover, Lincoln Center's "Great Performances" series, Ondine Musique in France, major motion picture recordings for 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures, on tour as guest first violinist of the Borealis String Quartet and Monteverdi String Quartet, and recordings in collaboration with the American String Project on MSR Classics and Turning Point Ensemble on ATMA Classique.
Born in Canada from Korean parentage, Miss Choi began violin studies at the age of three and her performing career was nurtured at an early age under the guidance of renowned concert violinist Ruggiero Ricci, and pianist-conductor Philippe Entremont, with whom she continues to collaborate. At the Juilliard School in New York, she received her Doctorate, Masters, Bachelors, and Pre-College degrees. As a recipient of the C.V. Starr Foundation Fellowship, her Doctoral dissertation entitled Pricing Patterns of Stradivarius Violins since the Eighteenth Century: From Musician's Instrument to Institutional Investment has received much acclaim from the fine violin industry and music press. She currently serves as a strategic adviser to high-end violin collectors and foundations. In 2004, Dr. Choi was appointed Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of British Columbia, and in the summer of 2009 also joined the artist faculty at New York University. www.eugeniachoi.com