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Kwan Yeung Brian CHOI

CHINA

  • date of birth: 14th of May 1994

  • is currently pursuing a Master´s Degree with Prof. Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory in Boston

  • completed his undergraduate studies with Prof. Paul Biss and has graduated with a Certificate of Music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), with Prof. Kin Fung Leung

  • participated in masterclasses with Joel Krosnick, Laurie Smukler, Katherine Murdock, Mai Motobuchi, Yeesun Kim, Natasha Brofsky, Vivian Weilerstein, with members of the Parker String Quartet, the Emerson String Quartet and the Szymanowski String Quartet

  • was invited by the Paesaggi Musicali Toscani Festival 2017 and also made his debut recital in Carnegie Hall as the winner of the NYIAA, in September 2017

Prizes: First Prizes of the New York International Artists Association (NYIAA) in 2017, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition in 2017 and the Hong Kong Young Musician of the Year in 2006

Program:

First Round

Bach Adagio and Fugue from Sonata for Solo Violin in G minor

Mozart Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major K. 219

Paganini Caprice no. 24

Second Round

Beethoven Sonata no. 10 in G major op. 96

EnescuMénétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite op. 28

Ysaÿe Sonata for solo violin no. 6 in E major op. 27

Semifinal

Brahms Sonata no. 2 in A major op. 100

Enescu Sonata no. 2 in F minor op. 6

Ravel Tzigane

Final

Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor op. 47