Alicia Choi, violin

Violinist Alicia Choi is a passionate performer and an engaging educator of chamber music.

Her upcoming season includes concerts at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Salle Bourgie at the Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal, and as guest concertmaster of the Kingston Symphony Orchestra. Past performances include concerts in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series and the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival. Her solos with orchestras include performances with the Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, Berkshire Symphony, and Queens Symphony Orchestras under conductors Ronald Feldman, Constantine Kitsopoulos, and Julian Kuerti.

Alicia currently teaches at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, as an instructor of chamber music and coach for the McGill Symphony Orchestra sectionals, as well as an instructor of violin at the McGill Conservatory. She has also taught Chamber Music by Women Composers, a graduate-level music course she developed at McGill. Alicia has previously served as an Artistic Director and Faculty member of the inaugural Harlaxton Chamber Music Festival in Grantham England, as well as performing and teaching at the University of Florida ChamberFest, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop, and Camp Musical Père Lindsay in Saint-Côme, Quebec.

From 2013 to 2017, Alicia was an Artist-in-Residence at the Faculty of Music of the University of Evansville, Associate Concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and a member of the Larchmere String Quartet (LSQ). As a member of the LSQ, Alicia has toured and taught in various North American cities and institutions; performed at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy; won the Evansville Mayor’s Arts Ensemble Award; and released the first commercial recording of Stephan Krehl’s String Quartet, op. 17 and Clarinet Quintet, op. 19 with clarinetist Wonkak Kim on the Naxos label.

A graduate of Williams College and The Juilliard School, Alicia also holds a Doctor of Music degree in violin performance from the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.