Born in Hong Kong, Violinist Brian Kwan Yeung Choi is a recent graduate of Donald Weilerstein’s studio at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he completed his Master’s degree. Choi has won numerous prizes, including the first prizes in the New York International Artists Association (NYIAA), the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition in 2017. Choi is also a winner of the 2018 Young Artist Audition of Musicus Society and made his Musicus Fest debut in the same year.
Choi has been active in the concert circuit in recent years. He is a frequent participant at the Kniesel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Maine. In 2017, he was invited to give a recital in Paesaggi Musicali Toscani with the legendary pianist Bruno Canino and made his debut recital in Carnegie Hall as the winner of the NYIAA in September. Choi has also been featured in the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. His recent performance as a soloist with the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra in October was met with enthusiastic acclaim.
Choi has extensive chamber music experience, studying with renowned artists including Joel Krosnick, Laurie Smukler, Merry Peckham, Paul Biss, Katherine Murdock, Mai Motobuchi, Yeesun Kim, Natasha Brofsky and Vivian Weilerstein. He has also performed in master classes including members of the Emerson String Quartet, American String Quartet, Pacifica String Quartet, Parker String Quartet, Symanowski String Quartet, and Penderecki String Quartet.