Powerful and finely nuanced interpretations, sumptuous sonorities, and a compelling stage presence are just a few of the hallmarks of internationally acclaimed violinist Timothy Chooi. A popular soloist and recitalist, he is sought after as much for his passionate performances as for his wide-ranging repertoire. Recent honors include Second Prize, Belgium’s world-renowned 2019 Queen Elisabeth Competition, First Prize, the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Germany, and the First Prize, the 2018 Schadt Violin Competition in the USA. Recently he was the recipient of one…
Freie Presse (Sachsens Größte Zeitung)
La Presse; Montreal
19 January 2023
Review: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
"The fireworks of the quick movements flew from his strings with irascible zest..." Timothy Chooi recently made his United Kingdom performing Bruch's Scottish Fantasy with Domingo Hindoyan with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool and at the Sage at the Newcastle Upon Tyne. This performance was live recorded and is being streamed on Medici.tv and BBC Radio 3.
4 November 2022
Review: The two faces of Beethoven (DSO Berlin, Linz, Austria)
Timothy Chooi... the Canadian-American violinist focused on the lyrical side of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and was able to demonstrate his brilliant technique. In interaction with the DSO Berlin, which used significantly more vibrato here and sounded almost a little slowed down, a completely different Beethoven emerged than after the break with his 3rd symphony.