Brussels Philharmonic | Timothy Chooi, violin

Timothy Chooi, violin

Timothy Chooi studied under Pinchas Zukerman, Ida Kavafian, Pamela Frank, and Patinka Kopec and is currently pursuing a master’s at the Juilliard School under Catherine Cho. He has won first prize in the Joseph Joachim competition in Hanover and the Schadt competition in the United States, after previously impressing at the Michael Hill and Montreal competitions. He has performed with, among others, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Timothy Chooi has contributed to events promoting peace by, for example, playing at the Asian Heritage Day Gala, in collaboration with the Canadian government. Together with his brother Nikki, who is also a violinist and is a laureate of the 2012 Queen Elisabeth Competition, he founded the Chooi Brothers ensemble, which takes classical music to remote regions of the world.