Performance | Republic of Korea

There’s a well-established migration pattern of South Korean musicians to Germany to study classical music, and violinist Ye-Eun Choi is a shining example. Born in Seoul, Choi made her orchestral debut aged 10 with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. At 15 she moved to Munich to study with Ana Chumachenco at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater. A year later, in 2005, she was given a scholarship by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

Choi’s appearance at the Castlemaine State Festival follows recent tours with the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hannover and with the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Accompanied by pianist Berta Brozgul, she will play Bach, Prokofiev, Mozart, and Franck .

An interesting aside: Choi’s violin comes from the master-luthier Guadagnini and was made in Parma in 1765

‘takes the audience away on waves of elegiac beauty.’ —FRÄNKISCHE POST