Korean-American violinist Alicia Choi is a passionate performer and engaging educator of chamber music based in Montreal, Canada
SOLO VIOLIN, CHAMBER AND ORCHESTRAL MUSICIAN
This season, Alicia will perform in Canada (Montreal, QC; Fredericton, NB; Toronto, ON) as well as the United States (San Francisco, CA).
She has been featured in concerts in the Art Institute of Chicago, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, New Brunswick Summer Music Festival and at Salle Bourgie Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal.
Her previous solos with orchestra include performances with Atlantic Music Festival, Berkshire Symphony, and Queens Symphony Orchestras under conductors Ronald Feldman, Constantine Kitsopoulos, and Julian Kuerti.
As part of the Larchmere String Quartet, Alicia released the first commercial recording of the Stephan Krehl String Quartet, op. 17 and Clarinet Quintet, op. 19 with clarinetist Wonkak Kim on the Naxos label.
INSTRUCTOR OF VIOLIN AND CHAMBER MUSIC, LECTURER
Alicia currently teaches at McGill University Schulich School of Music, as an instructor of chamber music, coach for the McGill Symphony Orchestra sectionals, and the teaching assistant for the newly developed String Quartet Seminar for incoming first-year undergraduates. In the academic year of 2019 to 2020, she will also teach as an instructor of violin at the McGill Conservatory; as well as Chamber Music by Women Composers, a graduate-level music course she is currently developing at McGill University. Alicia has previously served as an Artistic Director and Faculty of the inaugural Harlaxton Chamber Music Festival in Grantham England, as well as performing and teaching faculty at the University of Florida ChamberFest, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop, and Camp Musical Père Lindsay in Saint-Côme, Québec.
Alicia is also currently a doctoral candidate in violin performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, combining her passion for both performance and research. Her main dissertation research is focused on the performance and pedagogy of the string quartet genre in North American higher education institutions. Along with her previous experience as a member of the Larchmere String Quartet and her involvement in developing the String Quartet Seminar, this research will be based on primary research of quartet musician interviews.
In the winter semester of 2020, Alicia will teach the McGill University graduate-level music course Chamber Music by Women Composers, which she is currently developing based on her subsidiary doctoral research.