New Strad from Nippon Music Foundation, engagements in Europe, US, and Canada this summer 2022 for violinist Timothy Chooi
New York, NY - Recipient of a 2022 Norman Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant at Juilliard's commencement this past Friday, violinist Timothy Chooi kicks off his summer season with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. He then travels to receive his "new" Stradivarius loaned to him by the Nippon Music Foundation. Loaned to Chooi in 2021, he was unable to collect the instrument because of Covid until now. The summer season offers numerous opportunities to hear him perform on the renowned instrument.
In addition to Germany, engagements take him to Florida and Massachusetts in the US, Canada, Austria and Switzerland.
13 April 2022
New Video! Chooi Brothers perform with Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Timothy Chooi and his brother Nikki Chooi, known as the "Chooi Brothers" recently performed an all duo violin program with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in Winnipeg.
25 February 2022
A promise for the future: Timothy Chooi (Ein Versprechen für die Zukunft: Timothy Chooi)
Press Review from "Tiroler Tageszeitung"
A promise for the future: Timothy Chooi
Flattery, sighs and sobs, there were also those with Antonín Dvorák's Romance for violin and orchestra in F minor, Op. 11. The heartbreaker, that is, the soloist of the evening was Canadian-born Timothy Chooi. The 28-year-old is able to use the colors of his Windsor-Weinstein Stradivarius in a varied and nuanced way, so that the listener gets the impression of convincing interpretative immediacy. There is someone who makes music out of his own deep empathy for music, full of sensitivity in the discreet, full of luminosity and esprit, someone who succeeds in making the music speak.
21 February 2022
Rare Instrument awarded from the Nippon Music Foundation in Japan
Timothy is the recipient of the Nippon Music Foundation Rare Instrument Loan program.
He will receive the loan of a rare instrument for the next 7 years!
16 January 2022
Timothy Chooi to perform his New York City debut with the Juilliard Orchestra
The Focus festival closes on January 28 with a concert in Alice Tully Hall by the Juilliard Orchestra, led by guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen. The program includes Joplin’s Overture to Treemonisha; Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with violinist Timothy Chooi as soloist, and Ives’ Symphony No. 2.
25 October 2021
Embarking on a 4-week tour across Europe through Zürich, Dresden, Berlin, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris, and Luxembourg superstar violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter with Mutter Virtuosi and the Orpheum Foundation of Zürich.
1 October 2021
Debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam
On Oct 3, 2021, I made my debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with Otto Tausk and PHION Orchestra. It was recorded on Netherland's NPR Radio 4 and the link is below:
20 July 2021
Tanglewood Summer Music Festival with Anne Sophie Mutter!
On July 20, 2021, I had the opportunity to play for Ms. Anne-Sophie Mutter at Tanglewood Festival in Massachusetts! I'll be joining her in Europe to tour to 6 different cities, Dresden, Berlin, Vienna, Copenhagen, Luxembourg and Paris! I'm SO excited.