SoYoung Choi

SoYoung Choi, violin (Daejeon, Korea), has been an active performer in both the United States and Korea. She has appeared as a soloist with major Korean Orchestras such as Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sangrok Chamber Orchestra. SoYoung won major Korean competitions such as Gifu International Competition, Busan Music Competition, Catholic Music Competition, Han-guk Newspaper Youth Competition, Kook-Min Newspaper Music Competition, and Se-gye Newspaper Music Competition. Her former string quartet was Honors Ensemble at New England Conservatory, and she has attended Kneisel Hall, Taos School of Music, Heifetz Music Festival, Great Mountain Music Festival, and Summit Music Festival. SoYoung is a leader of Ahava Ensemble in Korea, which raises funds to help patients and children with cancer. She studied with Kowoon Yang and Ju-Young Baek in Korea, and Miriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein at New England Conservatory where she received B.M and M.M. Currently, SoYoung is pursuing a Doctoral degree at the Manhattan School of Music with Mark Steinberg. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2019)