March 1, 2015 | 2:00 pm

Davies Symphony Hall

San Francisco Symphony

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Michael Tilson-Thomas, Conductor

March 12, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Theater Ansbach, Ansbach, Germany

Trio Concert, Ansbach, Germany

Ravel: Piano Trio A minor
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio Nr. 2 C minor, Op. 6

Daniel Mueller Schott, cello
Jonathan Gilad, piano

April 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm

Louis de Geer konsert & kongress

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Michael Francis, conductor

May 3, 2015 | 12:00 am

Offenbach, Germany

Private Concert, Offenbach, Germany

May 7, 2015 | 12:00 am

Berlin, Germany

Yellow Lounge Recording Project by Deutsche Grammophon, Berlin

Mutter Virtuosi

June 9, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Schloss Solitude, Germany

Trio Concert, Schloss Solitude, Germany

Schubert: String Trio D471
Beethoven: String Trio C Moll No.5
Penderecki: String Trio
Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio

Vladimir Babeshko, viola
Kian Soltani, cello

June 13, 2015 | 12:00 am

Basel, Schweiz

Private Concert, Basel, Switzerland

Bach: Double Concerto

Mutter Virtuosi

June 21, 2015 | 3:00 pm

Brevard Music Center

Brevard Center Orchestra, Brevard, North Carolina, USA

Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole

JoAnn Falletta, Conductor

August 5, 2015 | 7:30 pm

Boldevitz, Kapelle des Gutshauses

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Boldevitz, Germany

Mozart: Violin Sonata G major, K. 379
Faure: Sonata No. 1 A major
Penderecki: Cadenza for solo violin
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Waltz Scherzo

Konrad Maria Engel (piano)

August 8, 2015 | 12:00 am

Samos, Griechenland

Samos Young Artists Festival, Samos, Greece

Mozart: Violin Sonata in G major, K. 379
Fauré:Sonata in A major, Op. 13
Yun: Little Bird
Brahms: Hungarian Dance
Wieniawski: Polonaise in D major

Silke Avenhaus (piano)

a lush, beautiful sound and impressive technical facility.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Debut in San Francisco


On March 1st, 2015, Ye-Eun Choi will have her debut with San Francisco Symphony. Under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas she will perform Brahms' Violin Concerto in d Major, Op. 77.

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IMG Artists Signs Violinist Ye-Eun Choi for General Management

IMG Artists is pleased to announce that it has signed South Korean violinist Ye-Eun Choi for General Management. She will be represented by Tanja Dorn, Director of IMG Artists GmbH – Senior Vice President, Director Artist Management, from the Hannover office, and Sophia Budianto, Artist Manager, from the IMG Artists New York office. The talent of 26-year-old South Korean violinist Ye-Eun Choi is one of the most promising of her generation.

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Choi’s debut CD

DG 2013 CD Cover

In Spring 2013, Choi’s debut CD will appear under Deutsche Grammophon, with sonatas by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Prokofiev.

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Ye-Eun is an extraordinarily gifted individual, with a truly impressive combination of musical sensibility and courageous virtuosity.

Anne-Sophie Mutter



The talent of 26-year-old South Korean violinist Ye-Eun Choi is one of the most promising of her generation.

In 2013, Choi’s debut CD appeared under Deutsche Grammophon, with sonatas by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Prokofiev.

Choi regularly works together with renowned conductors such as Sir André Previn, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Kent Nagano, Charles Dutoit, Michael Francis, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladmimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Bashmet, Christian Vasquez and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.

Her debut with the New York Philharmonic took place already in 2009 under Alan Gilbert. Concerts with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra quickly followed.

Choi recently gave her debut with the RSB Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Berliner Philharmonie, and with the Hamburg Philharmonic. Another recent highlight was her successful orchestral debut in the USA with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as her 2013 recital debut at the Kennedy Center with Christoph Eschenbach. In the same year, the artist also performed with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio under Vladimir Fedoseyev in the Tonhalle Zurich.

In 2015, Ye-Eun Choi will give her debut with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas.

She frequently appears at a myriad of important festivals, such as at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Verbier Festival, Recontres Musicales d’Évian, at La Folle Journée, Bulgos Festival and the Walled City Music Festival.

Choi studied with Ana Chumachenco at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.Her exceptional talent and musical maturity were quickly recognized. In 2005, she was brought to the attention of Anne-Sophie Mutter, soon becoming a recipient of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation scholarship and continues to work closely with Ms. Mutter.

In November 2014, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Ye-Eun Choi and other scholarship recipients of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation will tour North America, performing at venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2007 she was selected as ‘Rising Star’ by the American Symphony Orchestra League.

In 2013, she was recipient of the ‘Young Artist’ European Cultural Award. Choi currently lives in Munich/Germany. She plays a violin by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri (1710), generously lent to her by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Ye-Eun Choi is represented by Tanja Dorn at IMG Artists. For further information please see the website

This approved biography is not to be altered or changed without consulting with the management of the artist. (October 2014)


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Violin Sonata in G major, KV 378
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) (ca. 17’00’’)

Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, op. 13
Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924) (ca. 25’00’’)


Cadenza for Solo Violin
Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki (1933) (ca. 7’00’’)

Hungarian Dancer No. 17
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) (ca. 4’00’)

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, op. 94a
Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) (ca. 23’00’’)

Total Duration: 76’00’’

Violin concerto No.2, Sz.112
Rhapsody No.1 Sz.87

Violin concerto in A minor
Violin concerto in E major
Double concerto for oboe and violin in D minor
Triple concerto for flute, violin an cembalo in A Minor

Violin concerto in D major, Op.61
Romance No.1 in G major, Op.40
Romance No.2 in F major, Op.50
Triple Concerto for piano, violin and cello in C major, Op.56

Violin concerto ‘Dem Andenken eines Engels’

Violin concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor, Op.15

Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra A minor, Op.102
Violin concerto in D major, Op.77

Violin concerto in G minor

Violin concerto ‘Poeme’, Op.25

Violin concerto in A minor, Op.53

Violin concerto in B minor, Op.61

Violin concerto ‘Berceuse’ in D major, Op.16

Violin concerto in A minor, Op.82

Violin concerto in C major
Violin concerto in G major

Violin concerto No.2 ‘Symphonic Sepagnole’ in D minor, Op.21

F.Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Violin concerto in E minor, Op.64
Concerto for violin, piano and orchestra D minor, Sz. 4

Violin concerto No.1 in B flat major
Violin concerto No.2 in D major
Violin concerto No.3 in G major
Violin concerto No.4 in D minor
Violin concerto No.5 in A major
Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola an cello in A major

Violin concerto No.1 in D major, Op.6
Violin concerto No.2 ‘La Campanella’ in B minor, Op.7

Violin concerto No.1 in D major, Op.19
Violin concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63

Violin concerto ‘Tzigane’

Violin concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61
Violin concerto ‘Havanaise’ in E major, Op.83
Violin concerto ‘Introduction’ in A minor, Op.28
Violin concerto ‘Tarantella’ in A minor, Op.6

Violin concerto ‘Introduction and Tarantella’, Op.43
Violin concerto ‘Carmen Fantasy’, Op.25
Violin concerto ‘Zigeunerweisen’, Op.99

Violin concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99

Violin concerto in D minor, Op.47
Suite, Op.117
Romance, Op.78

Violin concerto

Violin concerto in D major
Tabula Rasa

Violin concerto in D major, Op.35

Violin concerto No.4 in D minor, Op.31
Violin concerto No.5 in A minor, Op.37

La Primavera, Op.8

Violin concerto No.1 F# minor, Op.14
Violin concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22
Polonaise Brillante, Op.4
Polonaise Brillante, Op.21

Carmen Fantas

Sonata No.1 in C# minor, Sz75
Sonata No.2 in C major, Sz76

V. Beethoven
Sonata No.1 in D major, Op.12
Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.12
Sonata No.3 in E# major, Op.12
Sonata No.5 ‘spring’ in F major, Op.24
Sonata No.8 in G major, Op.30
Sonata No.9 ‘Kreutzer’ in A major, Op.47
Sonata No.2 in C minor, Op.30

Sonata No.1 in G major, Op.78
Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100
Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108

Reveille, Lullaby, Waltz

Nocturnein C# minor

Sonata in G minor

Sonata ‘Salut d’amour’, Op.12

Sonata in A major, Op.13

Sonata in A major, Op.13

Sonata in C minor No.3, Op.45

Violin concerto No.2 ‘Guitarre’ (Moszkowski-Sarasate), Op.45

A. Mozart
Sonata in G major KV301
Sonata in A major KV305
Sonata in D major KV306
Sonata in B# major KV378
Sonata in E minor KV304
Sonata in B# major KV454

String Trio for violin, viola and cello

Sonata No.2 in F minor, Op.80
Sonata in D major, Op.94

Sonata in G major

Sonata in E-flat major, Op.18

Caprice No.6, Op.52

Caprice in G minor

Preludes No.10,15,16,24, Op.34

Grand Duo Sonata in A major, Op.162
Fantasy C major, Op.159
Rondo in H minor

Chaconne G minor

Sonata No.1 in A minor, Op.105

Original Theme with variations
Scherzo Tarantelle in G minor
Fantasie Brillante (Sur des Motifs de L’opers ‘Faust’ De Gounod)

Sonata in G minor BWV1001
Sonata in A minor BWV1003
Sonata in C major BWV1005
Partita in B minor BWV1002
Partita in D minor BWV1004
Partita in E major BWV1006

Sechs Mehrstimmige Etüden ‚Die Letzte Rose’
Isang Yun
Garten für Nina

F.Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Sonata F-Major

Capricen ‘Nel cor piu non mi sento’, Op.1

‘A Paganini’ for solo violin

Sonata No1 in G major, Op.27
Sonata No2 in A major, Op.27
Sonata No3 in D major, Op.27
Sonata No4 in E major, Op.27
Sonata No5 in G major, Op.27
Sonata No6 in E major, Op.27

She won over her audience with her outstanding technical mastery presented with composure and astonishing maturity.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


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