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Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi is regarded as one of Canada’s most promising and exciting young artists. Described as “the miracle” by Montreal’s La Presse, Chooi won a top medalist at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand. He won the Verbier Festival Academy’s Yves Paternot Award, the Academy’s highest honor bestowed on the most accomplished Verbier Academy musician, and most recently was awarded first prize in the 2018 Joseph Joachim Violin Competition Hanover.

2018-19 season highlights include performances of Mendelssohn, Schubert, Mozart, and Piazzolla at the Montreal Symphony Classic Spree, a Morning Musicales Recital at the Philadelphia Ethical Society, a performance at Impromptu Classical Concerts at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Key West. and soloist performances of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the North State Symphony, Korngold’s Violin Concerto with the Regina Symphony Orchestra, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and Heinz Moehn’s Violin Concerto with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.

Posted: Nov-14-2018
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The 25-year old Timothy Chooi from Canada has been awarded 2nd prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Brussels, Belgium.

The 2019 jury comprises: Pierre Amoyal, Martin Beaver, Corina Belcea, Patrice Fontanarosa, Pamela Frank, Lorenzo Gatto, Koichiro Harada, Yossif Ivanov, Dong-Suk Kang, Victor Kissine, Jaime Laredo, Shirly Laub, Mihaela Martin, Midori, Natalia Prischepenko, Vadim Repin and Arabella Steinbacher.

Previous 1st prize winners include: David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Jaime Laredo, Philippe Hischhorn, Miriam Fried, Vadim Repin, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Baiba Skride, Ray Chen and Ji-Young Lim.

Posted: May-28-2019
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"He won over the audience with grace and finesses rather than flash, Chooi truly played with the orchestra, not simply taking the spotlight out front. In moments where he was not playing, he closed his eyes and swayed in appreciation. He gave the impression he truly enjoyed being part of this historic night."

— Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Posted: Mar-24-2019
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Posted: Oct-30-2018