SoYoung Choi

SoYoung Choi, violin (Daejeon, South Korea), made her debut performance with the Sangrok Chamber Orchestra, and has since performed as a soloist with eminent Korean orchestras such as the Seoul Philharmonic, Bucheon Philharmonic, and Daejeon Philharmonic. Her debut recital was part of the esteemed Kumho Prodigy Concert series, and in recent years she has given solo recitals at the Daejeon Cosmopolitan Music Festival and the Daejeon Art Center. An ardent chamber musician, SoYoung has performed at renowned venues such as the Honors Ensemble Recital in Jordan Hall, the Ceramic Palace Chamber Music Series, the Heredium Summer Music Festival Series, the Mellon Music Festival, and the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance in Canada. She has appeared at festivals including Kneisel Hall, the Taos School of Music, the Heifetz Music Festival, the Great Mountain Music Festival, the Summit Music Festival, and Yellow Barn. In addition to her performing career, SoYoung is a dedicated leader and director of the Ahava Ensemble, an initiative which organizes benefit concerts to support cancer patients and children. After studying with Kowoon Yang and Ju-Young in Korea, SoYoung received her B.M and M.M under the guidance of Miriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein. She earned her Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at MSM, where she studies with violinist Mark Steinberg of the Brentano Quartet. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2019, 2022, 2023)