Yaeri Choi

Violin I

Born in Seoul, Korea, Ms. Choi has performed widely throughout the US and Korea. She has frequently performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kodak Eastman Theater, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Seoul Art Center, and Disney Concert Hall.

A founding member of the Three Strings Ensemble, her trio has had numerous concert series sponsored by the city of Seoul. The ensemble was named a winner of the Manhattan International Music Competition and has been featured in Carnegie Hall for a winner’s concert in 2022; it has been named a special prize winner of Astor Piazzolla International Music Competition for a chamber division.

Recognizing a passion for ensemble playing from an early age, she has performed with Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Korea National Opera.

Ms. Choi holds a BM degree from Manhattan School of Music and a MM degree from Eastman School of Music, studied with Patinka Kopec, Charles Castleman, and Glenn Dicterow, the former concertmaster of New York Philharmonic for a Graduate Certificate Diploma from the University of Southern California.

In 2019 Ms. Choi joined Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra and New west Symphony Orchestra as a section violinist.

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