Kyung Eun Choi

One of the most exciting talents to emerge from the new generation of young Korean classical musicians, Dr. Kyung Eun Choi, received her bachelor degree in Seoul National Univ, master’s degrees at the Royal Northern College of Music in UK with Distinction, and her Doctoral degree in USC with renowned cellist Ralph Kirshbaum.

Dr. Choi has enjoyed great success in prestigious national and international competitions including the Julio Cardona (Portugal), the Aldo Parisot (Brazil), the RNCM concerto Competition (Manchester), and received the Gold medal at Japan’s Kirishima International Music Competition. Dr. Choi received Unpa award given to honorable Korean young artist by legendary conductor Won-Sik Lim foundation in 2009.

She has been invited to teach and perform in many renowned cello festivals such as Adelaide International Cello Festival, Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, Manchester International Cello Festival, and Kronberg Cello Festival. As a soloist, Choi has performed in many major concert halls in Europe and Asia including Seoul Art Center, Suntory Hall, Miyazaki Prefectural Arts Center, Wigmore Hall, Elder Hall, and Bridgewater Hall with leading conductors including Yan Pascal Tortelier, Pinchas Zukerman, Won-Sik Lim and fellow rising star, Ewa Strusinska and Matthew Wood. As a recitalist and chamber musician, Choi has appeared in many venues across the US, Europe and Japan collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Jian Wang and Julliard String Quartet. She toured France at the invitation of the Rencontres Franco-Americaines Music Accociation, and was invited by Pinchas Zukerman to participate in Japan’s Miyazaki Music Festival.