Win­ston Choi

Win­ston Choi is Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor and the Head of the Piano Pro­gram at Roo­sevelt University’s Chicago Col­lege of Per­form­ing Arts.  His pro­fes­sional career was launched when he was named the Lau­re­ate of the 2003 Honens Inter­na­tional Piano Com­pe­ti­tion and win­ner of France’s 2002 Con­cours Inter­na­tional de Piano 20e siè­cle d’Orléans.  His solo, col­lab­o­ra­tive, cham­ber and con­certo appear­ances have taken him across 4 con­ti­nents.   Known for his col­or­ful approach to pro­gram­ming and insight­ful com­men­tary from the stage, Choi has recently appeared in recital at the National Arts Cen­tre of Canada, Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall, the Kennedy Cen­ter, the Kravis Cen­ter, the Library of Con­gress, Merkin Recital Hall. Choi per­forms exten­sively in France, hav­ing played venues such as the Salle Cor­tot, Lille’s Fes­ti­val Ren­con­tre Robert Casadesus, the Mes­si­aen Fes­ti­val, the Stras­bourg Fes­ti­val, and at IRCAM.  His debut CD, the com­plete piano works of Elliott Carter (l’Empreinte Dig­i­tale in France) was given 5 stars by BBC Music Mag­a­zine: “…sheer élan and pianis­tic dev­il­ment…” He can also be heard on the Albany, Ark­tos, BIS, la Buisonne, Crys­tal, Intrada, Naxos and QuadroFrame labels.

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