Korean-American violinist Christine Choi enjoys a versatile career as a performer and teacher.
Dr. Choi has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, and China, in venues including Alice Tully Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and Jordan Hall. An accomplished chamber musician, Dr. Choi was a Guest Artist at Music in the Vineyards in Napa Valley performing with members of the San Francisco Symphony and awarded a Fellowship at the Madeline Island Music Festival. In 2015, she became an artist member of the Music for Food concert series in Boston and collaborated with Bayla Keyes, Michael Reynolds, and Marcus Thompson. She has also performed at the Mannes Festival in New York, The Beethoven Research Center at Boston University, and Boston University’s Center for New Music in collaboration with American composer, Joan Tower. As an orchestral musician, she has performed with the Banff Festival Orchestra, Hwaum Boston Chamber Orchestra, Cantata Singers, and Santa Cruz Symphony.
Dr. Choi was a recipient of numerous awards including the Menuhin-Dowling Young Musicians Award, top prizewinner & recipient of the Lawrence Bedini Scholarship at the Stewart Brady Competition, the Janet Spoor Achievement Award Fellowship, and top honors at the Union City Young Artist Competition, Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, and Duxbury Music Festival Competitions.
Born in Los Angeles, Dr. Choi began violin lessons at age six and entered the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division in 1997 where she was an Honorary Distinction student. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from SFCM as the recipient of the Ruth and Jo Blackmore Scholarship, and her Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music. In 2016, Dr. Choi completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University under the guidance of Bayla Keyes, with her thesis on the historical and performance analysis of Schubert's Violin Fantasie. Dr. Choi has studied with Davis Law, Zaven Melikian, and Lucie Robert. Her chamber music mentors include members of the American, Juilliard, and Muir Quartets.
Dr. Choi has previously served as a teaching assistant for Bayla Keyes at Boston University and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and orchestral coach at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is currently on faculty at the Pacific Institute of Music where she teaches violin and viola, and maintains an active private studio in Sacramento.