Canadian violinist, Nikki Chooi has been described as, “a model of taste and tonal refinement” (Boston Globe) and “vigorous and colorful” (New York Times). The First Prize Winner of the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition and a Laureate of the 2012 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, his many engagements have included performances as soloist with the Victoria Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, National Orchestra of Belgium, Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Auckland Philharmonia. His recital engagements have taken him to the Vancouver Recital Series, Debut Atlantic Recital Tour, Canadian National Arts Debut Series, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Series, La Monnai “Concertini” in Belgium, Chamber Music New Zealand, and Australia’s Musica Viva Series. An avid chamber musician as well, Nikki has performed in many international festivals including the Marlboro Music Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the Dresden Music Festival in Germany, the Moritzburg Festival, the Ottawa Chamber Festival, and the Montreal Chamber Fest. In the 2014-2015 season, he will be touring with Musicians from Marlboro. Nikki gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, CBC Radio, the Sylva Gelber Foundation, and the Victoria Foundation. He uses the 1700 “Taft” Stradivari on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.
This performance marks Nikki Chooi’s La Jolla Music Society debut.