EMCY

SongHa Choi

All prize winners
Senior 2nd Prize
2016
Date of birth 2000/03/04

Born in Bielefeld, Germany in 2000, South Korean violinist SongHa Choi is the Winner of Senior 2nd prize and the Senior Audience prize in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in 2016. She has won a number of national and international competitions, including the 1st prizes at the 2015 Jeunesses Musicales International Violin competition, Hanguk­ilbo competition, Eumyeon Music competition and Buam Music competition, and was a semi finalist at the 2018 Premio Paganini international Violin competition.

After finishing her studies at the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts and pre­college course of Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, she is currently studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Professor Lutsia lbragimova.

She has given solo performances in Gower Festival, Bilkent Violin festival, Varna music festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos and the US embassy in Berlin and she was an active participant in 2017 Kronberg Academy Violin Festival, 2017 Gstaad String Academy and 2018 Verbier Festival Academy. SongHa has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including Westminster philharmonic Orchestra,  Yongin Philharmonie Orchestra, Thames Philharmonia, RAM Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia of Cambridge. She has also given solo recitals in South Korea, England, Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and Turkey, and performed at prestigious concert venues such as the Southbank Royal Festival hall, Wigmore hall in London and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

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Repertoire

Solo

J. S. Bach, Partita No. 2 in D minor (BWV 1004)
J. S. Bach, Partita No. 3 in E Major (BWV 1006)
J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G minor (BWV 1001)
J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 3 in C Major (BWV 1005)
B. Bartok, Sonata for solo violin (sz 117)
H. W. Ernst, Variations on ’the last rose of summer’
R. Panufnik, Hora Bessarabia
R. Panfili, Esercizi di Sovversione
N. Paganini, Caprices (No. 1, No. 4, No. 5, No. 11, No. 13, No. 14, No. 17, No. 21)
E. Ysaye, Sonata for Solo violin (No.5, No.6 )
H. Wieniawski, Caprices (Op. 18, No. 3, No. 4, Op. 10, No. 9)

With piano

L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 1 in D Major (Op. 12, No. 1)
L. van Beethoven, Sonata no.7 in C Minor
L. van Beethoven, Romance in G major (Op.40)
L. van Beethoven, Romance in F major (Op.50)
J. Brahms, Sonata no.3 in D Minor
E. Elgar, Salut d’Amor (Op.12)
G. Enescu, Impromptu Concertant
H. W. Ernst, Othello Fantasy (Op.12)
F. Kreisler, Preludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani
F. Kreisler, Tambourin Chinois
W. A. Mozart, Sonata in G Major (K. 301)
S. Prokofiev, Sonata No. 2 in D Major (Op.94)
M. Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Piano
C. Saint-Saëns, Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso (Op. 28)
P. Sarasate, Introduction and Tarantella (Op.43)
P. Sarasate, Caprice Basque (Op.24)
P. Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen (Op.20)
P. Sarasate, Zapateado (Op.23)
P. Sarasate, Romanza Andaluza (Op.22)
J. Suk, Love Song (Op.7)
K. Szymanowski Nocturne and Tarantella (Op.28)
P. Tchaikovsky, Souvenir d’Un Lieu Cher (Op. 42)
H. Vieuxtemps, Reverie (Op.22)
T. Vitali, Chaccone
H. Wieniawski, Original Theme and Variations (Op. 15)
H. Wieniawski, Scherzo Tarantella (Op. 16)
H. Wieniawski, Legende (Op. 17)
R. Wagner, Albumblatt (arr.Wilhelmj)
E. Zimalist, Le Coq D’or

Chamber music

L. van Beethoven, String quartet (Op. 18, No. 6)
L. van Beethoven, String trio in G (Op.9)
J. Brahms, Piano Trio no.3 in C minor (Op.101)
A. Dvorak, piano quintet no.2 in A major (Op.81)
A. Dvorak, Terzetto Op. 70
W. A. Mozart, Piano Quartet no.1 in g minor (K.478)
W. A. Mozart, String Quartet no.6 in B flat Major, (K.159)
S. Prokofiev, Sonata for 2 violins (Op. 56)
R. Schumann, Piano Quintet in E flat major, op.44
F. Schubert, Notturno in E flat major, Op.148 D 897
R. Strauss, Metamorphosen for septet
M. Ravel, Piano trio in A minor
G. Rossini, Chamber Sonata (no.4, no. 6)
H. Wolf, Italian Serenade
E. Ysaye, Trio a cordes ‘Le Londres’

With orchestra

J. S. Bach, Concerto No. 1 in A minor (BWV 1041)
J. S. Bach, Concerto No. 2 in E Major (BWV 1042)
S. Barber, Violin Concerto (Op.14)
G. Bottesini, Gran Duo Concertant
M. Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
M. Bruch, Scottish Fantasy
J. Haydn, Concerto No. 1 in C Major
E. Lalo, Symphony Espagnole (Op. 21)
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Concerto in E minor (Op. 64)
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Concerto in D minor
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 1 in B flat Major (K. 207)
W. A. Mozart, Concerto no. 2 in D major (K. 211)
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 3 in G Major (K. 217)
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 4 in D Major (K. 218)
W.A. Mozart, Concerto No. 5 in A Major (K. 219)
W. A. Mozart, Rondo in C Major for violin and orchestra (K. 373)
W. A. Mozart, Rondo in G Major from Serebade No.7 ‘Haffner’ (K. 250)
N. Paganini, Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major (Op. 6)
S. Prokofiev, Concerto No. 1 in D Major (Op. 19)
C. Saint-Saëns, Concerto No. 3 in B minor (Op. 61)
P. d. Sarasate, Carmen Fantasie (Op. 25)
J. Sibelius, Concerto in D minor (Op. 47)
P. Tchaikovsky, Valse-Scherzo in C Major (Op. 34)
P. Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto (Op. 35)
H. Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor (Op. 37)
F. Waxman, Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra H. Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor (Op. 22)
H. Wieniawski, Polonaise de Concert in D Major (Op. 4, No. 1)

Video

Menuhin Competition 2016
Semi Final Menuhin Competition 2016
Final Menuhin Competition 2016