Alicia Choi - Violin
Lauded for “possessing a big sound and a warm tone” by twincities.com, violinist Alicia Choi is enthusiastically passionate about performing and teaching chamber music.
From 2013-2017, Alicia was a member of the Larchmere String Quartet. Accomplishments during that time include the 2016 Evansville Mayor’s Arts Ensemble Award; collaborations with Atar Arad, James Dunham, Michael Kannen and Thomas Josenhans; studies with Günter Pichler and performances in Siena, Italy through the Accademia Musicale Chigiana; and the release first commercial recording of the Stephan Krehl String Quartet, op. 17 and Clarinet Quintet, op. 19 with clarinetist Wonkak Kim on the Naxos label.
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 prizes from the Fresno Musical Club, National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Auditions, South Mountain Association, and Virtu Foundation.
As part of the Quartet’s residency, she was the Associate Concertmaster and Artist-in-Residence Faculty with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Evansville. She has coached, held masterclasses, and taught sectionals for the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestras and the University of Evansville Orchestra. Alicia also served as an Artistic Director of the inaugural Harlaxton Chamber Music Festival in Grantham England, coaching adult amateur and college chamber groups. For the past three years, Alicia has been a faculty member at the UNC Chapel Hill Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop, coaching adult amateur chamber groups.
Alicia holds degrees from Williams College and the Juilliard School. Currently, she is a first year doctoral candidate in violin performance at the McGill University Schulich School of Music, where she studies with Axel Strauss and is an instructor of chamber music.