YUN JAE CHOI
Violinist Yun Jae Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea, and has been playing the violin since the age of 5. She came to the U.S. in 2010 in order to further her study of music, and is a graduate of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Yun Jae received her Bachelors of Music and Master’s Degree from New England Conservatory. She is also a graduate of Yale School of Music and currently pursuing her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Lucie Robert.
Yun Jae is a member of the Edelweiss Piano Trio, winner of the NEC Honors Chamber Music Competition during the 2014-2015 season. The Edelweiss Piano Trio gave a full recital in NEC’s Jordan Hall in May 2015, and the Trio also participated in the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Also an active orchestra player, Yun Jae has served as concertmaster in the NEC Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of a guest conductor, Ken-David Masur, and assistant concertmaster for the 2016 New York String Orchestra directed by Jamie Laredo at Carnegie Hall.
As a soloist, Yun Jae made her debut in December 2008 with the Amsterdam Theater Orchestra at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and has given recitals in both Korea and the U.S. Yun Jae has won several prizes at National Competitions in Korea, and won the 2017 Brookline Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in US. She has also participated for several International Violin Competitions and she was on the semifinalist at the Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition in Italy and the Ysaye International Music Competition in Belgium.
She has attended and performed at Heifetz International Music Institute, Sarasota Music Festival, Great Mountain Music Festival, Master Class for Strings and Winds at the Banff Centre, New York String Orchestra Seminar, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and Kronberg Academy Violin Masterclasses. Her former teachers include Kowoon Yang, James Buswell, Soovin Kim, and Ani Kavafian.