Sylff@Tokyo: Memorable Office Concert by Juilliard Fellow
Timothy Chooi, a 2018–19 Sylff fellowship recipient at the Juilliard School, visited the Sylff Association secretariat with his older brother, Nikki, for an office concert on May 22, 2023.
1) Bach: “Andante” from Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003 (Timothy Chooi) [1:25-5:55]
2) Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins (Nikki and Timothy Chooi) [7:00-22:05]
3) Massenet: Meditation from “Thaïs” (Nikki and Timothy Chooi) [22:15-27:45]
The Chooi brothers are on a tour of several countries in Asia and stopped by the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research during their stay in Japan. Timothy currently performs on the 1709 “Engleman” Stradivarius violin, on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation, a sister organization of the Tokyo Foundation.
(From left) Reiko Ishikawa and Tamio Kano of the Nippon Music Foundation; Nikki and Timothy Chooi; executive director Mari Suzuki, program officer Maki Shimada, and director Keita Sugai.