Concert View Virtual Series: Timothy Chooi, violin & Max Levinson, piano
TIMOTHY CHOOI, violin & MAX LEVINSON, piano
Two phenomenal chamber soloists team up for an incredible evening of music! Canadian-American violinist Timothy Chooi has garnered huge critical and public acclaim through his remarkable competition success and his high profile appearances around the globe. Just last year, Chooi won Second Prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium. He had already made a name for himself having been awarded numerous prizes, among them First Prize of the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition and the First Prize of the 2018 Schadt Violin Competition, as well as the Michael Hill Violin Competition in New Zealand, and the Montreal Symphony ManuLife Competition. In 2018 he also won the ‘Prix Yves Paternot’ of the Verbier Festival. Chooi studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Ida Kavafian and later at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Catherine Cho.
Pianist Max Levinson is known as an intelligent and sensitive artist with a fearless technique. Chair of the Piano Department at the Boston Conservatory, faculty member at the New England Conservatory, former Co-Artistic Director of the Janus 21 Concert Series in Cambridge, MA, and Artistic Director of the San Juan Music Festival, Levinson has performed as a soloist with major symphonies around the world and in recital throughout the nation. Levinson has received overwhelming critical acclaim and international accolades for his recordings, and has been awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. His most recent recording is of the Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano, with violinist Stefan Jackiw.
GRIEG: Sonata No. 3
J. WILLIAMS: Theme from Schindler’s List