24-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 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, and current student of Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School, Timothy is a former prize winner at the Menuhin and Michael Hill International Violin Competitions, he made his Carnegie Hall solo debut as the recipient of the American Fine Arts Festival ‘Vadim Repin Masterclass Scholarship’.
Timothy recently he was awarded the coveted ‘Prix Yves Paternot’ Prize at the 2018 Verbier Festival – presented to the ‘Most Accomplished Young Musician’.
His recent orchestral debuts include solo performances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Symphony, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
The younger brother of VC Artist Nikki Chooi, Timothy currently performs on the 1717 Windsor-Weinstein Stradivarius violin – on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts.
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | TANIA MILLER & VICTORIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2017
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI & HANCHIEN LEE | MONTI | CSÁRDÁS | 2017
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | PAGANINI | CAPRICE NO. 24 | 2017
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI, JANELLE FUNG & HANCHIEN LEE | RACHMANINOFF | VOCALISE | 2017
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | SAINT-SAENS | HAVANAISE | 2015 MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | SAINT-SAENS | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 3 IN B MINOR | EDMON COLOMER & MALAYSIAN PHILHARMONIC
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | RAVEL | TZIGANE | 2014 MENUHIN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
Name: Timothy Chooi
Instrument: 1717 Windsor-Weinstein Stradivarius violin – On generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts
Bow: 2011 Michael Vann
Accessories: Wolf Secondo Shoulder Rest | Andrea Rosin
Teachers: Catherine Cho, Pamela Frank, Ida Kavafian, Pinchas Zukerman, Patinka Kopec
Schools: Juilliard School of Music | Curtis Institute of Music | Mount Royal Conservatory | Victoria Conservatory of Music