Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi has established himself as an artist of rare versatility, receiving critical acclaim for recent engagements at Carnegie Hall and Kaufman Music Center in New York and Place des Arts in Montreal. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras across the world, and has been featured at many international festivals. He has embarked on nationwide tours with Musicians from Marlboro in the US, as a soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Canada, and across New Zealand and Australia.
Chooi is currently concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and has previously served as concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has worked with conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Leonard Slatkin and Esa-Pekka Salonen, and has appeared as guest concertmaster with the Houston, Pittsburgh and Sydney Symphony Orchestras.
A passionate educator, Chooi has presented masterclasses at prestigious international institutions. A recipient of prizes at the Queen Elisabeth and International Tchaikovsky Competitions, he released his debut album of works by Prokofiev, Ravel and Gershwin on Atoll Records in 2013.
For more information, visit www.nikkichooi.com.
Role: Classical Artist