23 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 – and recently made his Carnegie Hall solo debut as the recipient of the American Fine Arts Festival ‘Vadim Repin Masterclass Scholarship’.
His recent orchestral debuts include solo performances with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Newfoundland Symphony and the Edmonton Symphony.
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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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