October 6, 2018
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    October 6, 2018 | 11:45 pm

    Le Grand Hotel Cabourg - MGallery By Sofitel, Jardin du Casino, 14390 Cabourg, Frankreich

    Marcel Proust’s Musical Days Cabourg // Chausson Concerto in D major for piano, violin and string quartet op. 21

    Piano: Jean-Frédéric Neuburger
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi
    Quartet: Quatuor Modigliani


    Jean-Frédéric Neuburger: Création d'une œuvre pour violon solo

    Chausson, Ernest: Concerto in D Major for piano, violin and string quartet, Op. 21

October 19, 2018
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    October 19, 2018 | 12:00 am

    Moskauer Konservatorium, Bol'shaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa, 13/6, Moskva, Russland, 125009

    Camerata Armonia // Arman Tigranyan // Mendelssohn Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Strings in D minor, MWV O4

    Orchestra: Camerata Armonia
    Conductor: Arman Tigranyan
    Piano: Rustem Kudoyarov
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi


    Mendelssohn Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Strings in D minor, MWV O4

October 21, 2018
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    October 21, 2018 | 12:00 am

    Passeig de la Devesa, 35, 17001 Girona, Spanien

    Girona Orchestra // Marcel Sabaté // Beethoven Violin Concerto

    Girona Orchestra
    Conductor: Marcel Sabaté
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi


    Ludwig v. Beethoven: Violin concerto D major op. 61

November 6, 2018
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    November 6, 2018 | 8:00 pm

    Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, 10785 Berlin, Deutschland

    Unsuk Chin // Piece for two violins // Anne-Sophie Mutter

    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi & Anne-Sophie Mutter


    Unsuk Chin: Piece for two violins (commissioned for Ye-Eun Choi & Anne-Sophie Mutter)

November 20, 2018
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    November 20, 2018 | 12:00 am

    Portuko Markesaren Kalea, 2, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spanien

    Bilbao’s Concert Society // Recital // Mozart, Brahms, Lutoslawski, Respighi

    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi
    Piano: Mark Livshits


    Mozart: Violin Sonata Nr. 24 F major
    Brahms: Violin Sonata op. 78 Nr. 1 G major

    Witold Lutoslawski: Subito for violin and piano
    Ottorino Respighi: Sonata for Violin and Piano in B minor, P. 110

November 25, 2018
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    November 25, 2018 | 12:00 pm

    National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, plac Wojciecha Kilara 1, 40-202 Katowice, Polen

    Sinfonia Varsova // Maciej Tworek // Penderecki Metamorphosen

    Sinfonia Varsova
    Conductor: Maciej Tworek
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi


    Krzysztof Penderecki: Concert for violin and orchestra No 2 („Metamorphosen“)

November 30, 2018
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    November 30, 2018 | 7:30 pm

    Daegu Concert House, 141 Taepyeong-ro, Taepyeongno 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu, Südkorea

    Daegu Symphony Orchestra // Massimo Zanetti // Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1 in D Major Op 19

    Daegu Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor: Massimo Zanetti
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi


    Sergey Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1 in D Major Op 19

December 9, 2018
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    December 9, 2018 | 5:00 pm

    Philharmonie Luxembourg, 1 Place de l'Europe, 1499 Luxembourg, Luxemburg

    Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg // Markus Huber // Mendelssohn Violin Concerto op 64

    Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg
    Conductor: Markus Huber
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi


    Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Violin Concerto op 64

January 6, 2019
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    January 6, 2019 | 3:30 pm

    Orchard Hall, Japan, 〒150-0043 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, Dōgenzaka, 2 Chome−24, Unnamed Road

    NHK Symphony Orchestra // Stéphane Denève // Mendelssohn Violin Concerto No 1 Op 64

    NHK Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor: Stéphane Denève
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi


    Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Violin Concerto op.64

January 11, 2019
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    January 11, 2019 | 8:00 pm

    Congresshalle Saarbrücken, Hafenstraße 12, 66111 Saarbrücken, Deutschland

    Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern // Krzysztof Penderecki // Metamorphosen

    Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
    Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi


    Krzysztof Penderecki: Concert for violin and orchestra No 2 („Metamorphosen“)

January 12, 2019
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    January 12, 2019 | 7:30 pm

    Congress Center Rosengarten, Rosengartenpl. 2, 68161 Mannheim, Deutschland

    Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern // Krzysztof Penderecki// Metamorphosen

    Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
    Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi


    Concerto for violin and orchestra No 2 („Metamorphosen“)

March 22, 2019
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    March 22, 2019 | 12:00 am

    Castelmaine State Festival // Recital

March 23, 2019
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    March 23, 2019 | 12:00 am

    Castelmaine State Festival // Recital

May 25, 2019
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    May 25, 2019 | 9:00 pm

    Avenida de Mariña, s/n, 36600 Villagarcía de Arosa, Pontevedra, Spanien

    Sociedad Filarmonica de Vilagarcia // Recital // Brahms, Respighi


    Brahms: Sonata Nr. 1
    Respighi: Sonata

June 7, 2019
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    June 7, 2019 | 12:00 am

    King George's Hall, Northgate, Blackburn BB2 1AA, Vereinigtes Königreich

    BBC Philharmonic // Rory Mcdonald // Sergey Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1 in D Major Op 19

    BBC Philharmonic
    Conductor: Rory Mcdonald
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi


    Sergey Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1 in D Major Op 19

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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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Biography in English Season 2016/17



Defined by a very unique sound, rich with vibrant timbres, composed of both highly sensitive nuance-shaping as well as dynamic enthusiasm – a combination that is not easily found – Ye-Eun Choi is distinctive both as a soloist as well as a chamber musician. Her colourful, very expressive playing, her lyricism and impressive virtuosity has often been acclaimed by the international press.

Anne-Sophie Mutter raised attention to the exceptional talent and maturity of the South Korean violinist by making her a member of her foundation at the age of only 16 in 2005. In an interview Mutter 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”.

Highlights of the season 2016-17 include tours with the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hannover to South Korea under Andrew Manze and with the Rotterdam Philharmonic in the Netherlands and Italy with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, as well as her debuts with the Bamberg Symphony under Christoph Eschenbach and with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Trier in Germany. Ye-Eun Choi is invited to perform at the anniversary concert of the Verbier Festival at Schloss Elmau. She will repeatedly go on tour with Mutter’s Virtuosi, and continue to work closely with Anne-Sophie Mutter.

In the season 2015-16 Ye-Eun Choi played Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K. 219 with l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo under Manfred Honeck,Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61 with the Munich Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin John Edusei, and toured with Anne-Sophie Mutter and other scholarship recipients of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation throughout North America, UK, and Europe performing in cities such as Luxembourg, Copenhagen, Bucharest, Madrid, Paris, Munich, Wiesbaden among others. Furthermore, she had several recitals in Germany and North America.

In 2009 she made her debut with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Alan Gilbert, and in March 2015 a highly successful debut with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas. Other highlights of the last seasons include her debut with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin (RSB) at the Philharmonie in Berlin, her debut with the Hamburg Philharmonic and with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as her recital debut at the Kennedy Center with Christoph Eschenbach on the piano. She also performed with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Fedoseyev at Tonhalle Zurich.

Ye-Eun Choi collaborated with orchestras such as Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. She regularly works together with renowned conductors such as André Previn, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Ashkenazy,
Manfred Honeck, Kent Nagano, Charles Dutoit, Michael Francis, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Bashmet, Christian Vasquez among others. Furthermore Ye-Eun Choi frequently appears at a myriad of important festivals, such as Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Verbier Festival, Recontres Musicales d’Évian, La Folle Journée, etc.

In 2007 she was selected as ‘Rising Star’ by the League of American Orchestras. In 2013, she was recipient of the ‘Young Artist’ European Cultural Award. Last year Ye-Eun Choi was featured in the German TV show ‘Stars von Morgen’ (Stars of Tomorrow), which is moderate d and initiated by Rolando Villazón.

In 2013 Ye-Eun Choi’s debut CD was released by Deutsche Grammophon with sonatas by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Prokofiev. Choi plays a violin from J.B. Guadagnini, parma c. 1765.

Ye-Eun Choi was born in Seoul and made her orchestra debut at 10 with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2004 she moved to Munich to study with Ana Chumachenco at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, where she currecntly lives.

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

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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