Nikki Chooi
Canada, °1989
 
VIOLIN 2012 : Laureate
After studying at the Mount Royal University Conservatory in Calgary under William van der Sloot, Nikki Chooi went on to further studies at the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia) under Joseph Silverstein and Ida Kavafian. First laureate of the Klein International Strings Competition (San Francisco) in 2009, he has also won a number of prizes at national competitions in Canada, as well as a special prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow (2007). He has performed as a soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, the Victoria Symphony, the Santa Cruz Orchestra, and the Edmonton Symphony, among others, and has given numerous recitals in Canada and the United States (Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, and Music from Angelfire).
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Final 2012: Nikki Chooi
Semi-final 2012: Nikki Chooi - recital
Semi-final 2012: Nikki Chooi - concerto
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Programme
Final (23/05/2012)
Maurice Ravel Sonata in G major
Kenji Sakai Concerto pour violon et orchestre
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Concerto in D major op. 35
Nikki Chooi, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Gilbert Varga
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Semi-final

Récital (10/05/2012)

Victor Kissine Caprice
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in D minor op. 27/3
Ernest Chausson Poème op. 25
Karol Szymanowski Nocturne et Tarentelle op. 28
Nikki Chooi, violin
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist

Concerto (07/05/2012)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 4 in D major KV 218
Nikki Chooi, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Michael Hofstetter
First round (03/05/2012)
Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 17 in E flat major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nikki Chooi, violin
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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