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Nippon Music Foundation Loans Timothy Chooi a Stradivarius Violin

Nippon Music Foundations Loans Timothy Chooi

Recipient of a 2022 Norman Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant at Juilliard’s commencement in May, violinist Timothy Chooi kicks off his summer season with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

He then travels to receive his “new” Stradivarius loaned to him by the Nippon Music Foundation. As a recipient of NMF’s Rare Instrument Project from the Government of Japan. Loaned to Chooi in 2021, he was unable to collect the instrument because of Covid until now. The summer season offers numerous opportunities to hear him perform on the renowned instrument.

In addition to Germany, engagements take him to Florida and Massachusetts in the US, Canada, Austria and Switzerland. Last weekend (July 7), Chooi performed at the Opening Concert of the Tiroler Festspiele Erl in Austria. He played the Korngold Violin Concerto with Eric Nielsen conducting the Orchestra and Choir of the Tiroler Festspiele Erl.

Mr. Chooi also performs on the 1717 Windsor-Weinstein Stradivarius on a generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information about Timothy Chooi, visit his official website, here.

At the moment, the Japanese foundation possesses 21 copies of Stradivarius and Garneri del Jess, which are known as string instruments, and awards them free of charge to musicians and young promising performers regardless of nationality.

Stradivaris with the Nippon Music Foundation are also loaned to Minami Yoshida, Risa Hokamura and the Goldmund Quartet.

[Timothy Chooi released Paganini’s Cantabile with CV Music Inc. on 2021]

Timothy Chooi’s Upcoming Concerts:

July 15 Recital, Orford Musique, Orford, Canada
Timothy Chooi, violin
Carlos Avila, piano
Venue: Orford Arts Centre

July 21 Morningside Music Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts
Artist In Residence Chamber Music Concert
Music by Chopin, Prokofiev, Zarebski
Timothy Chooi, violin
musicians of the Berlin Philharmoniker
(Daniel Stabrawa, violin; Ori Kam, viola;
Maciej Kułakowski, cello; Krzysztof Jablonski, piano)
Venue: Jordan Hall, Boston, MA

July 28 Debut Recital in Verbier Festival, Verbier, Switzerland
Prokofiev, Violin Sonata No. 2
Chen Gang, Sunshine on Tashkurgan
and works by Kreisler, Ravel and Szymanowski
Timothy Chooi, violin
Julien Quentin, piano
Venue: Eglise de Verbier

Aug 6-7 Debut Recital, Rheingau Musikfestspiele, Germany
Timothy Chooi, violin
Martin James Bartlett, piano
“With Mozart through the evening”
The Mozart Night is one of the most traditional event formats of the Rheingau Music Festival – and one of the most popular. The concept: Serenades, solo concerts or symphonies in the cloister frame chamber music in different rooms of the grandiose monastery complex. The audience chooses where they want to listen to the music. Mozart’s music then accompanies you through the evening and through the architecture.

Aug 17 Metropolitan Monastery of Hydra, Hydra Island, Greece
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

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