Received Sylff fellowship in 2018.
Academic supervisor: Catherine Cho
Current affiliation: University of Ottawa
Internationally acclaimed violinist Timothy Chooi has mesmerized global audiences with his virtuosity and emotional depth. He's celebrated for his extensive repertoire, connecting with millions worldwide. Chooi's accolades include First Prize at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition and the "Yves Paternot Prize" at the Verbier Festival. He's graced renowned orchestras and prestigious venues, earning glowing reviews.
In the upcoming year, Chooi embarks on a thrilling tour, collaborating with London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and returning to the Toronto Symphony. He also debuts with the European Union Youth Orchestra, Brucknerhaus Orchester, and at the Wimbledon Music Festival in London.
Chooi's music resonates globally, with notable recordings and broadcasts. Raised in the US to Indonesian parents, he rose to prominence at sixteen, performing with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Currently, he's a Professor of Violin at the University of Ottawa, playing two exceptional violins: the Titan Guarneri Del Gesu violin from 1741, on loan from CANIMEX INC. in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, and the Engleman Stradivarius violin from 1709, on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation in Japan.