Hyeri Choi

Violin
Hyeri Choi
Born in Busan, Korea, Dr. Hyeri Choi is a passionate orchestra, solo, and chamber musician. As an orchestral musician, she currently serves as a Concertmaster at Idaho State-Civic Symphony (ISCS), and Acting Assistant Concertmaster at MostArts Festival every summer in Alfred, NY.  Hyeri served as a guest concertmaster of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra in 2016, assistant concertmaster of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes in 2012-16, and principal second violin of the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in Korea.

As a soloist, Choi made her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall as the First Prize Winner of 2014 American Protégé International Strings and Piano Competition. She performed Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Idaho State Civic Symphony and Mansfield University Orchestra as a soloist, and presented a Faculty Violin Recital and Piano Trio Recitals at MU and ISU. Hyeri was the Guest Artist at Lee University, TN, and gave a recital and masterclass.

As a chamber player, Hyeri is a violinist of Monarch Piano Trio at ISU, a member of the Duo “Raon”, and the Piano Trio “Dante Deo”, which created by Eastman Alumni. She recently participated for Idaho Music Education Association (IMEA) In-Service Conference as the director of ISU String Sextet Performance with the AWARD OF EXCELLENCE in 2019. Dr. Choi was invited to perform at 2017 Grand Teton Music Festival Summer Season Preview Concert, and also invited as a full scholarship fellow of the 1st and 2nd New Mexico Chamber Music Festival in Albuquerque. She had also internationally participated in the various summer festivals with full scholarships: Kirishima International Music Festival (Japan), Music Alp Festival (France), and the Music Academy of the West (USA) with renowned artists.

Dr. Hyeri Choi currently serves as Assistant Professor of Violin at Idaho State University, where she coordinates the string program, teaches violin, viola, and related academic courses, and directs the string division of the ISU Summer Institute for Piano and Strings. She holds Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) and Masters of Music (MM) on Violin Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music, and she received her Bachelor of Music (BM) from Ewha Womans University in Korea, and she earned her Orchestra Performance Certificate as a full scholarship and stipend recipient at TOHO Orchestra Academy in Japan. Her primary teachers include Mikhail Kopelman (USA), Hamao Fujiwara (Japan), and Jae-Kwang Song (Korea).

Choi was on the faculty at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Extension Division at Mason Gross School of the Arts—Rutgers University— The State University of New Jersey, and NY String Academy.