Hayoung Choi, violin

Hayoung is an award-winning violinist from Daejeon, South Korea. She is 21 years old and will start her Master of Music next Fall at the New England Conservatory as a recipient of the Deans Scholarship under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein. She recently completed her undergraduate studies at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings of Mercer University, as a student of Amy Schwartz Moretti, Robert McDuffie, and David Kim. 

 Most recently, Hayoung received the coveted 2023 Dorothy DeLay Fellowship from Aspen Music Festival. In 2022, she was awarded fourth prize at the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. She is a National winner of MTNA Young Artist Competition. And, in 2021, she took top prize for violin in the Hong Kong Generation Next Arts International String Competition. 
Performing from an early age, Hayoung has appeared as soloist with Neo-Strings, Sangrok Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with Amy Schwartz Moretti, Hsin-Yun Huang, Julie Albers, and Elizabeth Pridgen in Fabian Concert Series. She has participated in Erato Ensemble Winter Music Festival in Jeju, QingDao Music Festival in China, Takayama Music Festival in Japan, Innsbrook Institute Summer Festival, Vivace Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. Hayoung will make her solo concerto debut with Aspen Festival Orchestra in 2023 as the 2023 Dorothy Delay Fellow. 

Upcoming Performances:

Sept 10 – Music Hike II: Free Voices of Eastern Europe

Sept 10 – The Four Seasons According to Glass and Piazzolla