Bruch Violin Concerto

Concert Highlight: Bruch Violin Concerto with Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Yannick Nezet Seguin at Grote Zaal in Rotterdam and Lingotto Hall in Torino on 15th, 16th 19th Dec. 2016

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Der Walzer wird zum Rausch – Rezital in Freiburg

Violinabend mit Ye-Eun Choi und Paul Rivinius in Freiburg.

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Julia Fischer, Lisa Batiashvili und Arabella Steinbacher sind ihre bekanntesten Schülerinnen. Auch Manuel Druminski, Konzertmeister des Philharmonischen Orchesters Freiburg, hat den Unterricht von Ana Chumachenko genossen. Nun stellte sich in der Aula der Freiburger Universität mit der Koreanerin Ye-Eun Choi eine weitere hochbegabte Ex-Studentin der Münchner Geigenprofessorin vor, die den Sprung in die internationale Spitze bereits geschafft hat.

Ihr Spiel wirkt trotz der technischen Perfektion ganz natürlich. Dass die von Anne-Sophie Mutter geförderte Geigerin auch musikalisch viel zu bieten hat, zeigt sie in der selten zu hörenden Cadenza von Krzysztof Penderecki. Wie Choi die allmähliche Beschleunigung und Verdichtung dieses Solostücks gestaltet, wie sich ihr Violinton härtet und wie kraftvoll sie die Spannung zum Bersten bringt, ehe sie die Cadenza wieder ins Lyrische zurücknimmt, ist atemberaubend.

Mit Paul Rivinius hat sie bei ihrem eindrucksvollen Rezital, das gemeinsam von den Albert-Konzerten und dem Studium generale veranstaltet wurde, einen erfahrenen musikalischen Partner, dessen Klavierspiel deutliche Artikulation mit einer ganz verbindlichen Klanggestaltung kombiniert. Die Interpretation von Gabriel Faurés erster Sonate in A-Dur besticht durch agogische Freiheit und eine nie nachlassende klangliche Intensität, die im Finale auch noch erhöht werden kann. Das Scherzo von Prokofjews zweiter Sonate spitzen die beiden zur Groteske zu. Nur Mozart siedelt Ye-Eun Choi mit viel Bogengewicht und großem Vibrato in der Spätromantik an, was der G-Dur-Sonate KV 379 nicht zuträglich ist. Dafür brilliert die zierliche Geigerin gemeinsam mit ihrem formidablen Pianisten abschließend mit einer spektakulären Version von Tschaikowskys Valse-Scherzo in C-Dur. Selbst Spiccato auf einem Bogen scheint für sie ein Leichtes zu sein. Der Walzer wird zum Rausch.

(Georg Rudiger, Badische Zeitung vom 23.01.2016)

Brahms Violin Concerto

Concert Highlight: Brahms Violin Concerto with NDR Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Andrew Manze at Tongyeong music Festival (South Korea) on 23th Oct. 2016.

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Beethoven Violin Concerto

Concert Highlight:  Beethoven Violin Concerto with Muenchner Symphoniker under Maestro Kevin John Edusei at Gasteig in Muenchen of Germany on 13th March 2016.

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Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Concert Highlight: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the Maestro Christoph Eschenbach at Sejong Center in Seoul on 9th, 10th Jan. 2016.

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Concert in Thailand

08 Dec.2015 – 20:00h
Thailand Cultural Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Orchestra: Bangkok Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Oliviero-Munroe
Program: Beethoven – Violin Concerto

Concert highlight Monte-Carlo

Oct 11, 2015 – 18:00h
Monte Carlo Philharmonia, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Orchestra: Monte Carlo Philharmonia
Conductor: Manfred Honeck
Program: Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219

Giuseppe Guarneri “Del Gesu”

Ye-Eun Choi now plays a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri “Del Gesu”, generously lent to her by an anonymous benefactor.

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.

 

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.

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

Whilst studying with Ana Chumachenco at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Ms Choi was noted for her exceptional talent and musical maturity. In 2005 she was brought to the attention of Anne-Sophie Mutter who awarded Ms Choi a scholarship from her foundation and has continued to mentor the young artist.

Ms Choi, the 2007 American Symphony Orchestra League Rising Star and 2013 Young Artist European Culture Award winner, made her New York Philharmonic debut under Alan Gilbert in 2009. She has since been in great demand by renowned conductors including Sir Sir André Previn, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Kent Nagano, Charles Dutoit, Michael Francis, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladmimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Bashmet, Christian Vasquez and the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos; and orchestras including 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. Ms Choi is also a frequent performer at major festivals including Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Verbier Festival, Recontres Musicales d’Évian, at La Folle Journée, Bulgos Festival and the Walled City Music Festival.

Ms Choi said, “I’m honoured to be working with IMG Artists, who are known for their rich experience and global network. I hope that my love and passion for music is shared and enjoyed with a larger audience through the good hands of IMGA.”

Ms Dorn said, “Ye-Eun’s violin playing is defined by her many facets, her strength of character and immense creative drive. Her unique sound, rich with vibrant timbres, is composed of both highly sensitive nuance-shaping and dynamic enthusiasm – a combination that is not easily found and that distinctly sets Ye-Eun apart, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. I find that an incredible power emanates from her.”

Recent highlights include her orchestral debuts with the RSB Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in Berlin’s Philharmonie, Hamburg Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Kennedy Center recital debut with Christoph Eschenbach; and in concert with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio under Vladimir Fedoseyev in the Tonhalle Zurich.

Forthcoming highlights include her November 2014 North American tour with Anne-Sophie Mutter and fellow Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation scholarship recipients with concerts at prestigious venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington D.C.’s The John F. Kennedy Center, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall; and her 2015 debut with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas.

Ms Choi released her debut album on Deutsche Grammophon in 2013 featuring sonata by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Prokofiev.

Ms Choi lives in Munich, Germany and plays a violin by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri (1710), generously lent to her by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.
 

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