Timothy Chooi

Date of birth: 17.12.1993

Instrument: violin
Nationality: Canadian
Competition: Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists, 2014
Prize:

EMCY Prize

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Aaron Timothy Chooi (known as Timothy) received prizes at national and international competitions including 1st Prize at the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Standard Life Competition. He has played numerous concerts across North and South America, Canada and the UK and appeared as a guest soloist at the 30th anniversary of the Vancouver Recital Series during the recital of renowned pianist Wang Yuja in 2010. Timothy has taken masterclasses with some of the world’s best teachers and attends the Curtis Institute of Music where he studies with Ida Kavafian and Pinchas Zukerman.

Listen to Timothy's first round and senior semi finals on the International Yehudi Menuhin Competition for Young Violinists.

Repertoire


Solo

J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 2 in A minor (BWV 1003)

J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 3 in C Major (BWV 1005)

D. Grantham, Black Eyed Suzy

N. Paganini, Caprices (Op. 9, No. 1, No. 10, No. 13, No. 14, No. 24)

S. Prokofiev, Sonata for Two Violins in C Major

E. Ysaye, Sonata (Op. 27, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4) for Solo Violin

 

With piano

B. Bartok, Five Rumanian Folk Dances

F. Chopin, Nocturne in C sharp minor (Milstein)

E. Elgar, Salut d'Amour

L. van Beethoven, Romance in F Major No. 2

L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 1 in D Major (Op. 12, No. 1)

L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 7 in C minor (Op. 30, No. 2)

L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 8 in G Major (Op. 30, No. 3)

J. Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in G Major

J. Brahms, Sonata No. 3 in D minor

F. Kreisler, Tambourin Chinois

F. Kreisler, Rondino

F. Kreisler, Liebesleid

F. Kreisler, Liebesfreud

F. Kreisler, Schon Rosmarin

V. Monti, Czardas

W. A. Mozart, Sonata in G Major (K. 301)

W. A. Mozart, Sonata in E minor (K. 304)

S. Prokofiev, Sonata No. 2 in D Major

M. Ravel, Sonata in G Major

M. Ravel, Tzigane

C. Saint-Saëns, Havanaise

C. Saint-Saëns, Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso

C. Saint-Saëns, Sonata No. 1 in D minor

D. Shostakovich, Four Preludes

 

Chamber music

A. Arensky, Piano Trio No. 1

L. van Beethoven, Piano Trio in D Major 'Ghost' (Op. 70, No. 1)

L. van Beethoven, Piano Trio in C minor (Op. 1, No. 3)

L. van Beethoven, String Quartet (Op. 59, No. 1)

L. van Beethoven, Grosse Fugue

L. van Beethoven, Serenade (Op. 25)

J. Brahms, String Sextet No. 1 in B flat Major (Op. 18)

J. Brahms, Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major (Op. 8)

A. Dvorak, Piano Quintet in A Major

A. Dvorak, String Quartet in F Major 'American'

F. J. Haydn, String Quartet in D Major ''Lark'' (Op. 76, No. 2)

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor

W. A. Mozart, Piano Quartet in G minor

F. Schubert, String Quintet in C Major

R. Schumann, Piano Quintet in E flat Major

 

With orchestra

J. S. Bach, Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

M. Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

A. Dvorak, Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Concerto in E minor (Op. 64)

M. Moscowski, Duet for Two Violins

W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 4 in D Major (K. 218)

W.A. Mozart, Concerto No. 5 in A Major (K. 219)

S. Prokofiev, Concerto No. 1 in D Major (Op. 19)

M. Ravel, Tzigane - Rhapsody de Concert

C. Saint-Saëns, Concerto No. 3 in B minor (Op. 61)

C. Saint-Saëns, Havanaise

C. Saint-Saëns, Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso

J. Massenet, Meditation from 'Thais'

P. de Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen (Op. 20)

P. de Sarasate, Navarra for Two Violins

J. Sibelius, Concerto in D minor (Op. 47)

I. Stravinsky, Concerto en Ré

A. Vivaldi, Four Seasons

 

If you are interested in working with Timothy, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.

 

 

 

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