Violinist Ye-Eun Choi is defined by her dynamic sound, rich with vibrant timbre, sensitivity and nuance. Her colourful, expressive lyricism and virtuosity has earned her acclaim for her engagements as both a soloist and a chamber musician.
She was discovered and mentored by Anne-Sophie Mutter at age 16 in 2005. Ms Mutter has since said:
“She is a musician who looks to express herself in her own individual way; who has a distinguished, recognizable sound and commands an excellent, instinctive feel for the music. This is precisely what is naturally required from a soloist: someone who does not just perform a piece, but makes it her own. She ranks among the most talented of violinists.”
Highlights of the season 2016/17 include tours with the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hannover, under Andrew Manze, to South Korea; the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Netherlands and Italy; and her debuts with the Bamberg Symphony under Christoph Eschenbach and Philharmonic Orchestra of Trier in Germany. Ms Choi will also perform at the Verbier Festival Anniversary Concert at Schloss Elmau and tour throughout the season with Mutter’s Virtuosi.
In 2015/16, Ms Choi performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 with l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo under Manfred Honeck; Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61 with the Munich Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin John Edusei; and toured with Anne-Sophie Mutter and other scholarship recipients of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation throughout North America, UK and Europe. She also gave recitals in Germany and North America.