Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Catherine Choi | 2nd Prize | Strings | 4th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Cellist Catherine Choi, 16, is currently a junior at Monta Vista High School in California. Catherine started the cello at age 8 and is currently studying with Jonathan Koh. Catherine is an avid chamber musician and is currently the cellist in the Irida Piano Quartet, which has been formed under the Young Chamber Musicians program. As a soloist, Catherine has won multiple awards, including first place in the Junior Bach Festival, U.S. Open Music Competition, United States International Music Competition, Music Teachers’ Association of California SF Branch VOCE Competition, Korea Times Youth Music Competition, and KAMSA Competition. She has also been a prizewinner in competitions including Music Teachers’ National Association Competition (MTNA), New York International Arts Association and most recently was announced as a finalist of the Mondavi Center National Young Artists Competition. Catherine has had the great privilege of performing in masterclasses with Anthony D. Elliott, Brinton Averil Smith, Angela Lee from the Lee Trio, Juilliard String Quartet, and Music@Menlo Festival Faculty. During the summer, Catherine enjoys learning more about music through participating in music festivals such as Montecito International Music Festival under Richard Naill, Meadowmount School of Music under Jonathan Koh, Center Stage Strings at University of Michigan under Horacio Contreras and Anthony Elliot and Aspen Music Festival under Richard Aaron. In her free time, Catherine enjoys volunteering at AMASE.

Cello Sonata F major. (3rd Mvt)- Brahms [5:53]

Cello Concerto - Schumann [10:25]