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Concert Violonist - 26 years old

Violinist Timothy Chooi won Second Prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium. He had already made a name for himself after receiving numerous awards, including

the First Prize of the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Germany, the First Prize of the 2018 Schadt Violin Competition in the USA, the Michael Hill Violin Competition in New-Zealand and the OSM Manulife Competition in Canada. In 2018, he won the Yves Paternot Prize at the Festival Verbier in Switzerland, which rewards the most promising and accomplished musician at the annual Academy of Young Professional Musicians.

Timothy Chooi studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Ida Kavafian. He then completed the master’s program at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Catherine Cho. He performs on the 1717 Windsor-Weinstein Stradivarius on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank.

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Denis Brott, Executive Director
A Day in the Life


This project has been made possible with the invaluable financial assistance of :

  • The Azrieli Foundation
  • The Musical Instrument Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts
  • The William and Nancy Turner Foundation
  • Peter Letko & Daniel Brosseau of Letko Brosseau
  • The Llyod Carr-Harris Foundation
  • The Jane Skoryna Foundation
  • David Lyons