Violin Ye-Eun Choi


Ye-Eun Choi is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of the most promising violin talents to emerge from Europe, Asia and USA in recent years.
Since making her concert debut at the age of 10 with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, she has since performed internationally with orchestras such as the Montreal Symphony, Munich Rundfunk Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Indianapolis Symphony and Indiana Chamber orchestras, Montreal I Musici Chamber Orchestra, Finland Kuhmo Chamber Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra,Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the leading Korean orchestras and chamber ensembles.
Highlights of recent seasons included her performances with English Chamber Orchestra under Ralf Gothony, the Montreal Symphony with Kent Nagano and concerts at the Frankfurt Alter Oper and the Frauenkirche in Dresden with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Trondheim Soloists(Bach Double Concerto in D minor). she is regularly invited to perform with Munich Symphony Orchestra, Neues Kammerorchester Potsdam, Hofer Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and the New Japan Philharmonic.
In October 2009, she made her debut with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under Alan Gilbert and has since played with the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach, State Symphony Orchestra of New Russia under Yuri Bashmet and given a very successful tour with the Anne-Sophie Mutter Virtuosi. Forthcomming highlights include the concerts with Dresden Philharmonic and Pepe Romero under Rafael Fruebeck de Burgos, the Pittsburgh Symphony under Manfred Honeck and the NHK Symphony under André Previn.
Devoted to chamber music, Ye-Eun performs at festivals around the world including Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Asiago (Italy), Gdansk (Poland) and Rheingau. She is regularly invited to the ‘Folle journées’ in France and Japan, where she has performed with the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra and Dmitri Liss, the Prazak Quartet and Plamena Mangova, as well as the Lockenhaus and Kronberg festivals, where she has performed with Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Lynn Harell and Khatia Buniatishvili. In 2011 she will make her debut appearances in recitals and chamber music at the Dresden and Verbier Festivals.
Ye-Eun Choi was born in 1988, Seoul, South Korea and studied as a junior student at the Korean University of Arts with Nam Yun Kim. In 2004 she moved to Germany to study with Ana Chumachenco at the Musikhochschule in Munich and a year later was brought to the attention of Anne-Sophie Mutter, soon becoming a recipient of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation scholarship and continuing to benefit from professional and personal support from Miss Mutter.
Since her meeting with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach in 2007 she has benefitted greatly from studying regularly with him on a personal basis. In the same year she was selected as one of ‘the Emerging Artists of the Year’ by the American Symphony Orchestra League.
Ye-Eun plays a violin by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri (1710), generously lent to her by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.