Powerful and finely nuanced interpretations, sumptuous sonorities, and a compelling stage presence are just a few of the hallmarks of internationally acclaimed violinist Timothy Chooi. A popular soloist and recitalist, he is sought after as much for his passionate performances as for his wide-ranging repertoire. Recent honors include Second Prize, Belgium’s world-renowned 2019 Queen Elisabeth Competition, First Prize, the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Germany, and the First Prize, the 2018 Schadt Violin Competition in the USA, In 2018 Chooi also won the ‘Prix Yves Paternot’ of Switzerland’s Verbier Festival, a prize which recognizes the most promising and accomplished musician of the annual Academy for young professional musicians, earning Chooi his debut as a solo artist in the 2022 Verbier Festival. Timothy studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, with Ida Kavafian, completed his master’s degree at the Juilliard School under the supervision of Catherine Chooi. His mentors also include Pinchas Zukerman, Pamela Frank and Patinka Kopec. From 2020 to 2022, he studied at Kronberg Academy with Christian Tetzlaff.