• Sun 05/03/23 17:00

Duration: 1hour
Organized by Festival Art of Cello
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Art of Cello: Hayoung Choi (South-Korea)

South Korean cellist Hayoung Choi, born in Bielefeld (Germany) in 1998, is the First Prize Winner of the 2022 Queen Elisabeth Competition for Cello. She also won the First Prize and two special prizes at the 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Cello Competition in Poland 2018. At the age of thirteen she already won the first prize at the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Austria, where she became the youngest winner in the competition’s history.

As a soloist, Hayoung Choi has performed with numerous orchestras such as Boston Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, Barcelona Chamber Orchestra, London Trinity Labans Conservatoire Orchestra, Berlin Symphonic, Bucheon Philharmonic orchestra, Sungnam Philharmonic Orchestra and Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra.

Hayoung Choi was invited to play at prestigious music festivals. Among them are the City of London Festival in England, Amsterdam Cello Biennale in Netherlands, Kronberg Cello Festival in Germany, Prades Pablo Casals Festival in France, Beijing Supercello Festival in China and Artdialog Festival in Switzerland.

As a chamber musician, Hayoung Choi already has performed with many renowned musicians such as Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Kim Kashkashian, Jörg Widmann, Mitsuko Uchida, Antoine Tamestit, Elena Bashkirova and Martin Helmchen.

Hayoung Choi began her musical education at the pre-college of Korean National University of Arts and later on she studied at the Purcell School of Music in England. Between 2014-2017 she studied with Prof. Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy in Germany where she gained her Bachelor´s and Master´s degree. From 2017 she has been continuing her studies at the Kronberg Academy with Prof. Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, who also was her teacher at the University of Arts in Berlin. meanwhile the artist is studying in Madrid.

Hayoung Choi performs on Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Brescia (c.1600) kindly loaned by Kumho Cultural Foundation and Asiana Airlines, Inc.

Hayoung Choi will be joined on stage by Sten Heinoja, who is a highly esteemed solo piano artist and a chamber musician. Over the past few years, he has performed in several countries such as India, China, the United States, Israel.

The concert takes place in cooperation with the Viimsi Music School. The concert is supported by the Estonian National Culture Foundation, the Cultural Endowment Foundation and ConcertFilm.

Tickets are on sale at the online ticket shop Fienta and before the concert at the Viimsi Artium venue.

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