Received Sylff fellowship in 2018.
Academic supervisor: Catherine Cho
Current affiliation: University of Ottawa
Timothy Chooi is redefining the idea of being a classical musician in today’s modern society. With a media presence of over five million viewers, he has connected his artistry with a global audience from all walks of life. Chooi came to international attention through his Second Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2019, his First Prize at the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition (Hannover), and the Verbier Festival Prize in Switzerland. Chooi graduated from the Juilliard School advised by Catherin Cho. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Norman Banzaquen Career Advancement Grant from the Juilliard School. He is also a recent graduate of the Kronberg Academy in Germany. Chooi is a founding member of The VISION Collective and the recipient of 2020 The Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach. He performs on the ‘Engleman’ Stradivarius from 1709 on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation in Japan.