Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi has been described as “a model of taste and tonal refinement” (Boston Globe) and “vigorous and colorful” (New York Times). As First Prize Winner of the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Nikki recently completed an extensive recital tour with Chamber Music New Zealand, performed with Giordano Bellincampi and the Auckland Philharmonia, recorded his debut album with the Atoll Label, and gave a recital at Australia’s Musica Viva Series. He is also a winner of the 2013 Astral Artists' Auditions and Laureate of the 2012 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition.

Posted: Nov-1-2016
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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.

Posted: Jul-7-2016
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"Nikki Chooi's version of Schumann's Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor was characterised by his strong sweet tone and his ability to create contrast first with powerful sweeping bowing, then with exquisite delicacy and subtle dynamic control."

— The Canberra Times
Posted: Jun-21-2016
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Posted: Feb-5-2016