Lauded for her “technical flair and gleaming tone” by the Berkshire Eagle and for “possessing a big sound and a warm tone” by TwinCities.com, violinist Alicia Choi is a passionate and committed young artist. Her solo engagements include performances with the Atlantic Music Festival, Berkshire Symphony, and Queens Symphony Orchestras under conductors Ronald Feldman, Constantine Kitsopoulos, and Julian Kuerti. Alicia has also won top prizes from the Fresno Musical Club, National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Auditions, South Mountain Association, and Virtu Foundation.
A committed chamber musician Alicia has collaborated with artists such as Jeanie Chung, Marc Coppey, Bonnie Hampton, Paul Hersh, David Hetherington, Eric Nowlin, Menahem Pressler, Masumi Rostad, Axel Strauss, as well as with members of ETHEL and the Momenta Quartet. Alicia has attended several festivals including the Piano Texas International Academy and Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival Chamber Music Institute, and the Yale Summer School of Music Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.
Also an ardent new music advocate, Alicia has premiered works of Stephen Cabell, Eleanor Cory, Laura Elise Schwedinger, and Errollyn Wallen. New music engagements include solo performances in series such as Beyond the Machine 10.0, FOCUS! Festival 2011 Polish Modern: New Directions in Polish Music Since 1945, and Random Access Music Discreet Encounters.
Alicia holds degrees from Williams College and the Juilliard School of Music. Her primary teachers include Joanna Kurkowicz, Robert Mann, and Axel Strauss. Currently, Alicia is a violinist of the Larchmere String Quartet. The Quartet is the Eykamp Quartet-in-Residence at the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Evansville, where Alicia is the associate concertmaster and an artist-in-residence. Alicia is also a violinist with Random Access Music, a New York City-based composer and performer collective.
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CityMusic Cleveland strives for more as it approaches its 15th season Story and photography by Michael C. Butz On a sweltering and stormy evening in mid-May, the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus presented a special Saturday night service, of sorts. It was a program that typically takes place only four times a year at the […]
With generous support from the Cleveland Foundation, CityMusic Cleveland has embarked on a mission to enhance our digital footprint to more fully engage with our local communities, especially younger audiences. Our social media consultant has documented the strategy so far as a resource for other non-profits who may struggle to find the resources to devote to digital media. (link to social media resource page)