Recital: Vladimir Choi – violin

Tuesday 21st November, 2023, at 1:15 pm

Retiring Collection

The Programme

Vladimir Choi – violin

Georg Philipp Telemann

Fantasia No 1 in B flat Major, TWV 40:14
i. Largo
ii. Allegro
iii. Grave
iv. Si replica l’allegro

Heinrich Biber

Passacaglia in G Minor from the Mystery Sonatas

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata No 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001
i. Adagio
ii. Fuga (Allegro)
iii. Siciliana
iv. Presto

The Artist

Hong Kong-Canadian violinist Vladimir Choi is a two-time First Prize Winner (Strings) at the Canadian Music Competitions, three-time Silver Medallist for RCM Examinations in British Columbia, Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), and Fellow of Trinity College London. He has performed in Canada, Italy, England, Japan, Singapore, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Switzerland.

In London, he has held recitals at numerous venues, including St Olave’s (Hart Street), St Pancras (Euston Road), St John’s (Waterloo), St Bride’s (Fleet Street), and St Stephen’s (Gloucester Road). Highlights have included Paganini’s Caprice No 24 at The O2, Dvořák’s Romance in F minor at the Old Library of the Royal London Hospital, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at the Great Hall of St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Most recently, he has performed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and four of Bach’s six partitas and sonatas for solo violin.

In Singapore, his concerts featured the complete Schubert violin sonatas at The Arts House and complete Brahms violin sonatas and Schubert piano trios at The Esplanade; in Stockholm, Mozart and Dvořák string quintets at the Konstnärshuset; and in Hong Kong, Mozart’s Concertone for Two Violins and Orchestra at Hong Kong City Hall.

As orchestral violinist, he has appeared on stages such as Cadogan Hall, Southwark Cathedral, and St John’s Smith Square, under the batons of Sir Neville Marriner, John Forster, and Ben Gernon, amongst others, and with soloists such as Michael Collins, Lawrence Power, and Leonard Elschenbroich.

Vladimir began playing the violin at the age of four. He is a former pupil of Lawrie Hill at the Vancouver Academy of Music and a former member of the UBC Chamber Strings under Andrew Dawes and Eric Wilson. His training has also included masterclasses with artists such as Cho-Liang Lin and at the 10th Casalmaggiore International Festival in Italy, where he studied with Taras Gabora, Roger Chase and the Penderecki String Quartet.

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