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Christina (Jung Yun) Choi


Recipient of the 2015 Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant, Canadian violinist Christina (Jung Yun) Choi gave her first concerto performance in 2006 with the Queensland Symphony.

Since then, she has performed around the world in venues such as Bridgewater Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and Carnegie Hall. 

Born in South Korea, Choi began playing the violin at the age of 5. Two years later, while visiting relatives in Australia, she met her future long-term teacher, Emin Tagiev. That moment became a turning point in her life, and after receiving a full music scholarship to attend boarding school in Australia, she went on to complete her studies at the Glenn Gould School, the Colburn School, and the New World Symphony. Choi’s primary teachers include Emin Tagiev, Atis Bankas, David Zafer, Mayumi Seiler, Paul Kantor, Barry Shiffman, and Martin Beaver. 

Outside of music, Choi likes to travel, hike, and search for good food and coffee.