It has been announced today that VC 'Artist' Nikki Chooi will replace violinist Zach DePue in the classically-trained string trio, Time for Three.
Zach, 37 will leave the ensemble, after 12 years, to focus full-time on his position as Concertmaster with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
“I am ecstatic to begin this exciting new adventure with Nick Kendall and Ranaan Meyer,” Nikki, 26 has told The Violin Channel “... we hope to reach out to even more people with our music.”
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TIME FOR THREE | BANJO LOVE | NICK KENDALL, ZACH DE PUE & RANAAN MEYER
Nikki will balance the ensemble work with his emerging solo and chamber music career – having recently appeared with the Malaysian Philharmonic, St Petersburg State Symphony, Victoria Symphony, National Orchestra of Belgium, Winnipeg Symphony and the Louisville Orchestra and having made recital debuts at Chicago's Harris Theatre and Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.
Since Time for Three formed in 2003, while students at the Curtis Institute of Music, they have appeared extensively across the United States and Europe – presenting repertoire ranging from classical to bluegrass to jazz to hip hop.