Friday-Saturday, April 6-7, 2018
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
Featured Guest Artist – Jasmine Choi
Superstar flutist Jasmine Choi has performed throughout the globe in a variety of genres from solo, chamber, and orchestral to experimental, jazz, and pop. Her infinite curiosity has also led her to make her own arrangements of major works, including the Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky violin concertos, as well as recent world-premiers composed by Detlev Glanert, Texu Kim, and Mark Laycock.
Selected as one of the top ten flutists in music history along with Marcel Moyse, Jean-Pierre Rampal, James Galway and Emmanuel Pahud by Sinfini Magazine UK in 2015, Ms. Choi is a full-time soloist concertizing more than 100 concerts each the season. Her previous orchestral positions include principal flute of the Vienna Symphony under Fabio Luisi, associate principal flute of the Cincinnati Symphony under Paavo Jarvi, and during summer seasons she is currently the principal flute of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra under Louis Langree.
Ms.Choi has performed as soloist with the Berlin Symphony at the Philharmonie’s New Year’s Eve concert, and with Vienna Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum, St.Petersburg Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Salzburg Mozart Players, New York Classical Players, Sarasota Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic in Finland, Seoul Philharmonic and KBS Symphony in Korea, as well as recitals in Paris, Vienna, London, Munich, New York, Seoul, and Hong Kong. Ms. Choi’s performance will be featured in celebration towards the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyungChang, Korea.
As the last pupil of the late Julius Baker, former principal of New York Philharmonic, and Jeffrey Khaner, principal of Philadelphia Orchestra, Ms. Choi has studied at Curtis Institute of Music and Juilliard School. She has recorded several solo CDs under Sony Classical label, such as Mozart Flute Concertos, Fantasy (Virtuoso Flute Works), Claude Bolling Jazz Suite, Mozart Flute Quartets. Other recordings are Telemann Fantasies, Love in Paris (from a live recital), and Trio Joy (free-improvisation).
An avid chamber musician, Ms.Choi has participated in Marlboro Music Festival, Seoul Spring Festival, Sarasota Festival, and served as a founding member of the Astral Winds (woodwind quintet) and Trio Morisot (flute, viola, harp) in the US, before she moved her residency to Europe. She currently tours regularly with guitarist Ben Beirs.
Between concerts, Ms.Choi enjoys teaching and guiding young students in master classes. She has previously taught master classes at Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, Indiana University, Colburn School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Florida University, Universität für Musik in Vienna, among others.
Her charismatic performance style has made her the choice of presenters of many special occasions. She performed at the UN president Ban Ki-Moon’s inauguration reception in New York, and she was a soloist with Vienna Symphony for the opening concert of the Bregenz Festival. In 2016, she was named as Cultural Embassador in her hometown Daejon, Korea.
Ms.Choi currently resides in Bregenz, Austria of Lake Constance with her husband who is the captain of the steamship Hohentwiel. Seeking to have music as a conduit to inspire her listeners, Choi enjoys sharing her thoughts and communicating directly with fans. http://www.jasminechoi.com