VC YOUNG ARTIST | Timothy Chooi, 21 – Menuhin & Michael Hill Competition Prizes

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21 year old Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi is firmly establishing a reputation as an emerging young virtuoso of exceptional promise – praised for his maturity, presence and technical prowess.

A student of Ida Kavafian, at the Curtis Institute of Music, Timothy is a former prize winner at the Menuhin and Michael Hill International Violin Competitions – and recently made his Carnegie Hall solo debut as the recipient of the American Fine Arts Festival ‘Vadim Repin Masterclass Scholarship’.

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TIMOTHY CHOOI | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 2015

Already he has performed with a number of major orchestras across the world – including the Montreal Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonia, Auckland Philarmonia and the Malaysian Philharmonic.

The younger brother of VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi, Timothy currently performs on a 1729 Guarneri del Gesu – on generous loan from the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank.

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TIMOTHY CHOOI | SAINT-SAENS | HARVANAISE | MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 2015

 

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TIMOTHY CHOOI | TCHAIKOVSKY | SWAN LAKE: DANSE RUSSE | MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 2015

 

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TIMOTHY CHOOI | FAURE | BERCEUSE | MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 2015

 

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TIMOTHY CHOOI | PROKOFIEV | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 2 | 1ST & 2ND MVTS | MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 2015

 

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TIMOTHY CHOOI | BACH | SONATA NO. 2 IN A MINOR | GRAVE & FUGE | MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 2015

 

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TIMOTHY CHOOI | BEETHOVEN TRIO IN C MINOR  | MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 2015

 

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TIMOTHY CHOOI | RAVEL | TZIGANE | YEHUDI MENUHIN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 2014

 

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TIMOTHY CHOOI | PAGANINI | SOLO CAPRICE NO. 24 | MENUHIN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 2014

 

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TIMOTHY CHOOI | KREISLER | SCHON ROSMARIN | YEHUDI MENUHIN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 2014

 

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NIKKI & TIMOTHY CHOOI | PROKOFIEV | SONATA FOR 2 VIOLINS | 2012

 

Name: Timothy Chooi
Instrument: 1728 Guarneri Del Gesu
Bow: 1999 Chas Dubois, 2013 Michael Vann
Strings: Thomastrik Peter Infeld Violin A, D, G Strings, W.E Hill Violin E String
Accessories: Wolf Shoulder Rest, Gustave Bernardel Violin Rosin
Teachers: Ida Kavafian, Pinchas Zukerman, Patinka Kopec
Schools: Curtis Institute of Music
Website: www.aarontimothychooi.com

 

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