Timothy Chooi
Canada, United States of America, °1993
Timothy Chooi studied under Pinchas Zukerman, Ida Kavafian, Pamela Frank, and Patinka Kopec and is currently pursuing a master’s at the Juilliard School under Catherine Cho. He has won first prize in the Joseph Joachim competition in Hanover and the Schadt competition in the United States, after previously impressing at the Michael Hill and Montreal competitions. He has performed with, among others, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Timothy Chooi has contributed to events promoting peace by, for example, playing at the Asian Heritage Day Gala, in collaboration with the Canadian government. Together with his brother Nikki, who is also a violinist and is a laureate of the 2012 Queen Elisabeth Competition, he founded the Chooi Brothers ensemble, which takes classical music to remote regions of the world.


2017 - 2019: Catherine Cho
2016 - 2017: Pamela Frank
2010 - 2017: Ida Kavafian
2011 - 2014: Patinka Kopec
2011 - 2014: Pinchas Zukerman


2017 - 2019: Master of Music, The Juilliard School
2010 - 2017: Bachelor of Music, The Curtis Institute of Music


2019: Adam Mickiewicz University Auditorium, Filharmonia Poznanska, Yoav Talmi
2019: Seongnam Arts Centre, Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra, Gung Namse
2019: Theater Chemnitz, Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie, Guillermo García Calvo
2018: Landesfunkhaus Hannover, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Andrew Manze
2018: St. Eustache Eglise, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Adam Johnson
2018: Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Robert Kapilow
2018: Southam Hall, National Arts Centre Orchestra,, Pinchas Zukerman
2017: Jack Singer Hall, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Christoph Konig
2015: Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, James Feddeck
2014: Petronas Towers, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Colomer


2018: Winner, Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank
2018: 1st Prize, Schadt International Violin Competition
2018: 1st Prize, Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, Hannover, Germany
2015: 3rd Prize, Michael Hill International Violin Competition
2010: 1st and Grand Prize, Montreal Symphony ManuLife Competition
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