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Biography

Violin

Munich-based violinist Ye-Eun Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea. She made her orchestral debut at age ten with the Seoul Philharmonic. She was discovered by Anne-Sophie Mutter at age sixteen, and is a scholar of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. In 2004, she moved to Munich, Germany to study with Ana Chumachenco at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, graduating in 2014. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 2015.

Ms. Choi and Ms. Mutter share the stage this season performing chamber music throughout Europe, the US, and Asia, together with cellists Daniel Müller-Schott and Kian Soltani, as well as violist Vladimir Babeshko. Extensive concert tours will bring them to concert halls such as Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Carnegie Hall, and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, among others.

Ms. Choi’s recent and future concerts include appearances with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra with Neeme Järvi, NHK Symphony Orchestra with Stéphane Denève, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse with Joseph Swensen, Seoul Philharmonic, Daegu Symphony Orchestra with Massimo Zanetti, the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra with Krzysztof Penderecki, BBC Philharmonic with Rory McDonald, Girona Orchestra, Malta Philharmonic, and Orchestre de Chambre de Luxembourg, among others.

Highlights of previous seasons include concerts with Orchestre National de France under Riccardo Muti in Paris, Bavarian Radio Symphony under the baton of the late Mariss Jansons, Gyeonggi Philharmonic conducted by Jaap van Zweden, and the Osaka Philharmonic and Eiji Oue. She performed with the Seoul Philharmonic in a concert during the National Liberation Day of Korea.

Ms. Choi plays a violin by J.B. Guadagnini, c. 1765. She is represented worldwide by Natalja Slobodyreva at Meta Artists International.