[Peter Pinteric | Andrew Ascenzo | Joelle Kee | Esther Choi | Maria Jung | Daniel Yoo]
Esther Hae-In Choi, Flute

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Born in Tokyo, and raised in Toronto, flutist Esther Hae-In Choi commenced her flute studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music. She continued her musical education at the University of Toronto with Susan Hoeppner, continued her studies with Jeffrey Khaner in Philadelphia followed by her further education at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where she obtained both her Masters of Music degree and the Graduate Performance Diploma under the tutelage of Marina Piccinini.

Ms. Choi has performed in numerous masterclasses including those of Louis Moyse, Julius Baker, Emmanuel Pahud, Robert Langevin, Carol Wincenc, Maxence Larrieu, Peter Lloyd, Jeanne Baxtresser, among others. A two-time Silver Medalist for the highest examination grade at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Ms. Choi has won numerous competitions including first place at Nationals at the Canadian Music Competition, the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition where she performed with the orchestra under the direction of Maestro Raffi Armenian, and was one of 5 musicians chosen by Johns Hopkins to represent the US at an International chamber orchestra university festival in Switzerland where she was Principle/solo Flute.

Ms. Choi has given recitals at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, the Women’s Club of Toronto, and was featured soloist with the Toronto Senior Strings and numerous chamber concerts with faculty members at Peabody Institute of Music. An active chamber and orchestral performer, Ms. Choi has performed under the batons of many conductors including Helmuth Rilling, Agnes Grossman, Sir Andrew Davis, Leon Fleischer, and Jacques Lacombe. Ms. Choi has performed all across Canada, USA, and Switzerland; notably venues including Capital Hill in Washington D.C.

 

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