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Concert with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

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Back in the UK! So much fun this week performing the Prokofiev 1st Concerto with the fabulous @bbcphilharmonic and Maestro Rory Macdonald! You can also hear the recording on the link of BBC Radio3. ( after 32 minutes of the tract) BBC Radio - Click to Listen!

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I've now finally joined Instagram, and am excited to share my latest adventures with you all! IG: @yeeunchoi_violin

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Ye-Eun Choi makes her Paris Debut with the Orchestre National de France this week

The young Munich-based Korean violinist Ye-Eun Choi is stepping in for Julia Fischer to play Brahms Violin Concerto on Thursday, 17th May, with the Orchestre National de France under the baton of Riccardo Muti. The concert at Radio France – Radio House is sold out, but there will be a live broadcast on France Musique. Following debuts with Jaap van Zweden and the Gyenggi Philharmonic Orchestra in March 2018, Mariss Jansons in Munich in November 2017, and Krzysztof Penderecki and the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra in November 2017, this debut marks another major highlight in Choi’s 2017/18 season. She will round it off with another debut in July with Eiji Oue and the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. / / IMG Artists

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Ye-Eun is an extraordinarily gifted individual, with a truly impressive combination of musical sensibility and courageous virtuosity.

Anne-Sophie Mutter


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copyright Felix Broede


Biography in English Season 2018/19



Violinist Ye-Eun Choi is defined by her dynamic sound, rich with vibrant timbre, sensitivity and nuance. Her colourful, expressive lyricism and virtuosity has earned her acclaim for her engagements as both a soloist and a chamber musician.

She was discovered and mentored by Anne-Sophie Mutter at age 16 in 2005. Ms Mutter has since said:

“She is a musician who looks to express herself in her own individual way; who has a distinguished, recognizable sound and commands an excellent, instinctive feel for the music. This is precisely what is naturally required from a soloist: someone who does not just perform a piece, but makes it her own. She ranks among the most talented of violinists.”

In 2018/2019, Ye-Eun Choi will perform with the NHK Symphony Orchestra under Stéphane Denève, the Daegu Symphony Orchestra conducted by Massimo Zanetti, the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under Krzysztof Penderecki, with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under Rory McDonald, with the Girona Orchestra and the Orchestre de Chambre de Luxembourg. She will perform at Marcel Proust’s Musical Days in Cabourg and play recitals in Bilbao, Galicia and Castlemaine (Australia), Germany, Poland and Russia. In March 2019, together with Anne-Sophie Mutter, she will play the world premiere of a commissioned work by the South Korean composer Unsuk Chin at the Carnegie Hall.

Highlights of the last season included concerts with the Orchestre National de France under Riccardo Muti in Paris, with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in cooperation with the orchestra of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich under the baton of Mariss Jansons, with the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jaap van Zweden and with the Osaka Philharmonic and Eiji Oue. She was re-invited by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra to participate in a concert during the National Liberation Day of Korea. In autumn she was a guest at the Concordia Festival in Kazan to perform the “Metamorphosis” violin concerto by K. Penderecki. YeEun Choi toured throughout the season with Mutter’s Virtuosi.

Highlights of the last seasons include tours with the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hannover, and Andrew Manze, to South Korea, with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin in the Netherlands and Italy, and a tour with the Czech Philharmonic, and Jiří Bělohlávek with concerts in Luxemburg and Warsaw. Furthermore, she made her debut with the Bamberg Symphony under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach, and performed with l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, and Manfred Honeck, Munich Symphony Orchestra, and Kevin John Edusei, and with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Christoph Eschenbach. Ye-Eun Choi was also invited to perform at the anniversary concert of the Verbier Festival at Schloss Elmau and gave recitals in Germany and North America.

Together with Anne-Sophie Mutter and other scholarship recipients of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation she was touring throughout North America, UK and Europe, where she has been performing in cities such as Luxembourg, Copenhagen, Bucharest, Madrid, Paris, Munich and Wiesbaden.

Since making her New York Philharmonic debut under Alan Gilbert in 2009, Ms Choi has performed with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Fedoseyev, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin (RSB), Hamburg Philharmonic, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

She regularly works with celebrated conductors including André Previn, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Kent Nagano, Charles Dutoit, Michael Francis, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Bashmet and Christian Vasquez. A frequent performer on the festival stage, Ms Choi has appeared at premier events including the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Moritzburg Festival, Verbier Festival, Recontres Musicales d’Évian and La Folle Journée.

Amongst her many honours and awards, Ms Choi was named the 2007 “Rising Star” by the League of American Orchestras and “Young Artist” at the European Cultural Awards in 2013. She made her Deutsche Grammophon recording debut in 2013 with an album featuring works by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Prokofiev. She has also been featured on German television’s Stars von Morgen (Stars of Tomorrow), which is presented by host Rolando Villazón.

Munich-based Ye-Eun Choi was born in Seoul. She made her orchestral debut at age 10 with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2004, she moved to Munich to study with Ana Chumachenco at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater. She graduated in 2014 with a Konzertexamen.

Ms Choi plays a violin from J.B. Guadagnini, Parma c. 1765.

Ye-Eun Choi is represented worldwide by Natalja Slobodyreva at IMG Artists. For further information please see the website [/ut_toggle] [/ut_togglegroup]

This approved biography is not to be altered or changed without consulting with the management of the artist.


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Violin Sonata in G major, KV 378
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) (ca. 17’00’’)

Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, op. 13
Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924) (ca. 25’00’’)


Cadenza for Solo Violin
Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki (1933) (ca. 7’00’’)

Hungarian Dancer No. 17
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) (ca. 4’00’)

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, op. 94a
Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) (ca. 23’00’’)

Total Duration: 76’00’’

Violin concerto No.2, Sz.112
Rhapsody No.1 Sz.87

Violin concerto in A minor
Violin concerto in E major
Double concerto for oboe and violin in D minor
Triple concerto for flute, violin an cembalo in A Minor
Goldbergvariation (BWV 988/in the version for string trio of Dmitri Sitkovetsky)

Violin concerto in D major, Op.61
Romance No.1 in G major, Op.40
Romance No.2 in F major, Op.50
Triple Concerto for piano, violin and cello in C major, Op.56

Violin concerto ‘Dem Andenken eines Engels’

Violin concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor, Op.15

Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra A minor, Op.102
Violin concerto in D major, Op.77

Violin concerto in G minor

Violin concerto ‘Poeme’, Op.25

Violin concerto in A minor, Op.53

Violin concerto in B minor, Op.61

Violin concerto ‘Berceuse’ in D major, Op.16

Violin concerto in A minor, Op.82

Violin concerto in C major
Violin concerto in G major

Violin concerto No.2 ‘Symphonic Sepagnole’ in D minor, Op.21

Violin Concerto in D major

F.Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Violin concerto in E minor, Op.64
Concerto for violin, piano and orchestra D minor, Sz. 4

Violin concerto No.1 in B flat major
Violin concerto No.2 in D major
Violin concerto No.3 in G major
Violin concerto No.4 in D minor
Violin concerto No.5 in A major
Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola an cello in A major

Violin concerto No.1 in D major, Op.6
Violin concerto No.2 ‘La Campanella’ in B minor, Op.7

Violin concerto No.1 in D major, Op.19
Violin concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63

Violin concerto ‘Tzigane’

Violin concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61
Violin concerto ‘Havanaise’ in E major, Op.83
Violin concerto ‘Introduction’ in A minor, Op.28
Violin concerto ‘Tarantella’ in A minor, Op.6

Violin concerto ‘Introduction and Tarantella’, Op.43
Violin concerto ‘Carmen Fantasy’, Op.25
Violin concerto ‘Zigeunerweisen’, Op.99

Violin concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99

Violin concerto in D minor, Op.47
Suite, Op.117
Romance, Op.78

Violin concerto

Violin concerto in D major
Tabula Rasa

Violin concerto in D major, Op.35

Violin concerto No.4 in D minor, Op.31
Violin concerto No.5 in A minor, Op.37

La Primavera, Op.8

Violin concerto No.1 F# minor, Op.14
Violin concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22
Polonaise Brillante, Op.4
Polonaise Brillante, Op.21

Carmen Fantas

Sonata No.1 in C# minor, Sz75
Sonata No.2 in C major, Sz76

V. Beethoven
Sonata No.1 in D major, Op.12
Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.12
Sonata No.3 in E# major, Op.12
Sonata No.5 ‘spring’ in F major, Op.24
Sonata No.8 in G major, Op.30
Sonata No.9 ‘Kreutzer’ in A major, Op.47
Sonata No.2 in C minor, Op.30

Sonata No.1 in G major, Op.78
Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100
Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108

Reveille, Lullaby, Waltz

Nocturnein C# minor

Sonata in G minor

Sonata ‘Salut d’amour’, Op.12

Sonata in A major, Op.13

Sonata in A major, Op.13

Sonata in C minor No.3, Op.45

Violin concerto No.2 ‘Guitarre’ (Moszkowski-Sarasate), Op.45

A. Mozart
Sonata in G major KV301
Sonata in A major KV305
Sonata in D major KV306
Sonata in B# major KV378
Sonata in E minor KV304
Sonata in B# major KV454

String Trio for violin, viola and cello

Sonata No.2 in F minor, Op.80
Sonata in D major, Op.94

Sonata in G major

Sonata in E-flat major, Op.18

Caprice No.6, Op.52

Caprice in G minor

Preludes No.10,15,16,24, Op.34

Grand Duo Sonata in A major, Op.162
Fantasy C major, Op.159
Rondo in H minor

Chaconne G minor

Sonata No.1 in A minor, Op.105

Original Theme with variations
Scherzo Tarantelle in G minor
Fantasie Brillante (Sur des Motifs de L’opers ‘Faust’ De Gounod)

Sonata in G minor BWV1001
Sonata in A minor BWV1003
Sonata in C major BWV1005
Partita in B minor BWV1002
Partita in D minor BWV1004
Partita in E major BWV1006

Sechs Mehrstimmige Etüden ‚Die Letzte Rose’
Isang Yun
Garten für Nina

F.Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Sonata F-Major

Capricen ‘Nel cor piu non mi sento’, Op.1

‘A Paganini’ for solo violin

Sonata No1 in G major, Op.27
Sonata No2 in A major, Op.27
Sonata No3 in D major, Op.27
Sonata No4 in E major, Op.27
Sonata No5 in G major, Op.27
Sonata No6 in E major, Op.27

She won over her audience with her outstanding technical mastery presented with composure and astonishing maturity.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


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