Aug-23-2016 •

Astral Artists has announced the 2016 national audition winners - including VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi.

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Jul-29-2016 •

Christoph Campestrini has been appointed Kapellmeister at Vienna’s Hofkapelle, home of the Vienna Boys’ Choir. With the appointment, Campestrini joins the ranks of the historically important and influential musicians who have been members of the Hofkapelle. He will lead the famed Hofmusikkapelle, which includes the Vienna Boys’ Choir and members of the Vienna State Opera orchestra and chorus.

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Jul-7-2016 •

The Metropolitan Opera announced that Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi has been named the company’s new concertmaster. Mr. Chooi, 27, will serve a one-year term beginning next month and continuing through the end of the company’s 2016-17 season. He joins current Met concertmaster David Chan, who will continue in the position, which he has held since 2000.

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Katherine Chi
Pianist Katherine Chi, firmly established as one of Canada’s fastest rising stars, has performed throughout Europe and North America to great acclaim. “Ms Chi displayed a keen musical intelligence and a powerful arsenal of technique” notes the New York Times. Recent and upcoming performances include her debuts with the San Antonio, Huntsville and Richmond Symphonies, concerto appearances with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony and with I Musici de Montréal, and a Washington, DC recital debut at the National Gallery of Art.