Joseph Choi is one of America’s most brilliant young artists of his generation. A graduate of the Butler School of Music (BSOM), at the University of Texas (UT), Joey (as his friends call him) was born in Hawaii. His family moved to Austin, Texas where he has been a student of the great piano artist and pedagogue Anton Nel since the age of 15. Joey began his piano studies at the age of six years old under the tutelage of Ellen Masaki and made his debut at the age of ten with the Honolulu Symphony where he played Mozart’s piano concerto in C major. Since then, he has competed in several competitions winning his first prize at the age of seven in the HMTA Piano Competition. As a high-school student he won the Austin Symphony Young Artists competition and subsequently performed the Saint-Saens G Minor Concerto with the Austin Symphony. More recently, he won second prize in the San Antonio Tuesday Musical Club Competition. This year, Joey was the winner of the University of Texas Concerto Competition. And, subsequently, he performed the Liszt Piano Concerto no. 1 in E-Flat Major with the UT Symphony Orchestra. Joey has participated at summer festivals in Europe as well as at the Aspen Music Festival, the International Institute for Young Musicians, and the Prague International Piano Masterclasses. He recently was selected as Artist Fellow in Residence by the Classical Artists Development Foundation and was accepted at Julliard where he will pursue a Masters Degree.
June 21, 2012 @ 11:30 am CST – World-class performance featuring extraordinary pianist Joseph Choi performing Weber: Beethoven – Piano Sonata no . 21 in C Major “Waldstein“, Debussy – Preludes, Book I – VIII. La fille aux cheveux de lin and XII. Minstrels at the Austin Women’s Club, 708 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78757. All are invited.