Sunday, February 20, 2022

Nathan Choe | 2nd Prize | Strings | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


Nathan Y. Choe, 16-year-old, serves as the principal cellist in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra and is an accomplished YouTube content creator, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Korean American parents. Nathan is a student of Adam Liu, the assistant principal cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and has won first place in the 2021 Elite International Music Competition and first place in the 2020 Crescendo International Music Competition. As the winner of Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition for the 2020-2021 season, Nathan performed a solo at Heinz Hall. He is also a winner of the Montgomery Fellowship and performs for the community with the Montgomery Fellowship String Quartet. Nathan began his cello studies at the age of seven under Paula Tuttle at Carnegie Mellon University’s Music Preparatory School and served as principal cellist for the Symphonette of the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra before joining the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. When Nathan is not playing cello, he enjoys practicing Taekwondo and making short animation films and videos for his 1.7 million subscriber YouTube channel.

Cello Concerto in E minor op. 85 movement I & II, Edward Elgar, 12min 24sec