The Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg is proud to be the oldest continuously operating musical organization in Winnipeg, as we bring you another exciting concert season!
|Performers:||Nikki Chooi & Timothy Chooi|
|Time & Date:||2:00 p.m. – Sunday, October 2, 2016|
|Location:||Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd.|
|Tickets:*||$25, Student tickets $5|
Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi has been described as “a model of taste and tonal refinement” (Boston Globe) and “vigorous and colorful” (New York Times).
The First Prize Winner of the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition and a Laureate of the 2012 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, his many engagements have included performances as soloist with the Victoria Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, National Orchestra of Belgium, Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Auckland Philharmonia. An avid chamber musician as well, Nikki has performed in many international festivals. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Nikki began his studies at the Victoria Conservatory of Music where at age 9, he became a protégé of Sydney Humphreys. He is a graduate of the Mount Royal Conservatory, and received his undergraduate degree at the Curtis Institute of Music, and recently completed his studies at the Juilliard School with Ida Kavafian and Donald Weilerstein. Nikki gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, CBC Radio, the Sylva Gelber Foundation, and the Victoria Foundation. He uses the 1700 “Taft” Stradivari on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi is enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia studying with Ida Kavafian, and previously studied with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec. At the age of 16, Chooi captured the 2010 Grand Prix of the 71st l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Standard Life Competition, bringing him numerous concert engagements. The La Presse newspaper of Montréal described Chooi’s debut as ”le miracle [the miracle].” He has since played with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal again under the baton of Maestro Kent Nagano. Chooi was recently awarded the Bronze Medal (3rd Prize) at the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand. Highlight performances in 2015-2016 season include performances with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Symphony, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and recital tours in Quebec and Latin America. Chooi has performed with major orchestras across the world. Chooi maintains a close relationship with CBC Radio-Canada, and his performances are regularly recorded and broadcasted across the world.
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Tickets $25, Students $5*Tickets $25 from McNally Robinson Booksellers (credit cards accepted) and at the door (cash or cheque only). Students $5 at the door only. For a season brochure or to order a subscription phone: 204-944-9431. WMC is a member of Musicnet.
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