Dr. Christine Choi, DMA


Korean-American violinist Christine Choi enjoys a versatile career as a performer and teacher.

Dr Choi has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Italy and China, in venues including Alice Tully Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and Jordan Hall. An accomplished chamber musician, Dr Choi was a Guest Artist at Music in the Vineyards in Napa Valley performing with members of the San Francisco Symphony, and awarded a Fellowship at the Madeline Island Music Festival. In 2015, she became an artist member of Music for Food concert series in Boston, and collaborated with Bayla Keyes, Michael Reynolds, and Marcus Thompson. She has also performed at Mannes Festival in New York, The Beethoven Research Center at Boston University in collaboration with violinist Peter Zazofsky and musicologist Lewis Lockwood, and Boston University’s Center for New Music in collaboration with American composer, Joan Tower. As an orchestral musician, she has performed with the Banff Festival Orchestra, Hwaum Boston Chamber Orchestra, Cantata Singers, and Santa Cruz Symphony.

Born in Los Angeles, Dr Choi began violin lessons at age six and entered the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division in 1997 studying with Davis Law. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from SFCM as recipient of the Ruth and Jo Blackmore Scholarship, and her Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music studying with Lucie Robert. In May 2016, Dr Choi received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University under the tutelage of Bayla Keyes. Dr Choi has also studied with Zaven Melikian and chamber music with members of the American, Juilliard, and Muir Quartets.

Dr Choi has previously served as a teaching assistant for Bayla Keyes at Boston University and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and orchestral coach at University of California, Santa Cruz. She is currently on faculty at the Pacific Institute of Music where she teaches violin and viola, and maintains a private studio in Sacramento.