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Timothy Chooi
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°1993
Canada
Biography
Timothy Chooi studied under Pinchas Zukerman, Ida Kavafian, Pamela Frank, and Patinka Kopec and is currently pursuing a master’s at the Juilliard School under Catherine Cho. He has won first prize in the Joseph Joachim competition in Hanover and the Schadt competition in the United States, after previously impressing at the Michael Hill and Montreal competitions. He has performed with, among others, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Timothy Chooi has contributed to events promoting peace by, for example, playing at the Asian Heritage Day Gala, in collaboration with the Canadian government. Together with his brother Nikki, who is also a violinist and is a laureate of the 2012 Queen Elisabeth Competition, he founded the Chooi Brothers ensemble, which takes classical music to remote regions of the world.
Teachers
  • 2017 - 2019: Catherine Cho
  • 2016 - 2017: Pamela Frank
  • 2010 - 2017: Ida Kavafian
  • 2011 - 2014: Patinka Kopec
  • 2011 - 2014: Pinchas Zukerman
Degrees
  • 2017 - 2019: Master of Music, The Juilliard School
  • 2010 - 2017: Bachelor of Music, The Curtis Institute of Music
Concerts
  • 2019: Adam Mickiewicz University Auditorium, Filharmonia Poznanska, Yoav Talmi
  • 2019: Seongnam Arts Centre, Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra, Gung Namse
  • 2019: Theater Chemnitz, Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie, Guillermo García Calvo
  • 2018: Landesfunkhaus Hannover, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Andrew Manze
  • 2018: St. Eustache Eglise, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Adam Johnson
  • 2018: Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Robert Kapilow
  • 2018: Southam Hall, National Arts Centre Orchestra,, Pinchas Zukerman
  • 2017: Jack Singer Hall, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Christoph Konig
  • 2015: Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, James Feddeck
  • 2014: Petronas Towers, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Colomer
Competitions
  • 2018: Winner, Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank
  • 2018: 1st Prize, Schadt International Violin Competition
  • 2018: 1st Prize, Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, Hannover, Germany
  • 2015: 3rd Prize, Michael Hill International Violin Competition
  • 2010: 1st and Grand Prize, Montreal Symphony ManuLife Competition
Activities
ActivityFunction
Concert with a laureate of violin 2019Soloist
Recital of a violin 2019 laureateSoloist
Concert with laureates 1, 2 and 3 of violin 2019Soloist
Concert with laureates 1, 2 and 3 of violin 2019Soloist
Concert with laureates 1, 2 and 3 of violin 2019Soloist
Concert with the 3 first laureates of violin 2019Soloist
Concert with the 3 first laureates of violin 2019Soloist
Closing concert violin 2019Soloist
Concert with the 3 first laureates of violin 2019Soloist
Final 2019 : Timothy ChooiSoloist
Semi-final 2019: Timothy Chooi - concertoSoloist
Semi-final 2019: Timothy Chooi - recitalSoloist
First round 2019: Timothy ChooiSoloist
VIOLIN 2019Second Prize
Videos
Semi-final 2019: Timothy Chooi - recital
Wednesday 8 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Edvard Grieg : Sonata n. 3 in C minor op. 45 (Violin sonatas) Allegro molto ed appassionato | Allegretto espressivo alla romanza | Allegro animato Soloist : Timothy Chooi Pianist accompanist : Takashi Sato
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Semi-final 2019: Timothy Chooi - concerto
Saturday 11 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Concerto n. 5 in A major KV 219 Allegro aperto | Adagio | Rondeau Soloist : Timothy Chooi Conductor : Jean-Jacques Kantorow : Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie
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Final 2019 : Timothy Chooi
Friday 24 May 2019 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Kimmo Hakola : Fidl Op.99 Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Concerto in D major op. 35 Allegro moderato | Canzonetta | Allegro vivacissimo Soloist : Timothy Chooi Orchestra : Belgian National Orchestra Conductor : Hugh Wolff
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Audio
First round 2019: Timothy Chooi
Semi-final 2019: Timothy Chooi - recital
Semi-final 2019: Timothy Chooi - concerto
Final 2019 : Timothy Chooi
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