Dr. Yoorhi Choi is an active soloist and chamber musician in the United States and South Korea. She is top prizewinner of numerous competitions including Kingsville International Competition, Young Artists Competition, Korean Times Competition and Artists International Competition. Recipient of full scholarship, she received degrees from The Juilliard School, Yale University, and Northwestern University.
Dr. Choi moved to the United States when she was invited to study with Dorothy Delay at The Juilliard School at the age of fifteen. She has performed on the stages including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, and Seoul Arts Center. She has worked chamber music with Emmanuel Ax, Garrick Ohlsson, Tokyo String Quartet, Toby Appel, Jacob Lateiner, Rohan DeSilva, Earl Carlyss, and the Juilliard String Quartet. In 2014, Dr. Choi founded Stellio Trio who is the prizewinner of national chamber competitions, and they perform throughout the United States and Asia. As an orchestral musician, she worked with numerous orchestras including Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Broadcasting System Orchestra, and New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She served as resident-ensemble at Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto in Italy and toured China with the Juilliard Orchestra. In 2015, she joined the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, and she has featured as guest principal with several orchestras in South Korea.
Dr. Choi has been invited as visiting artist for master classes at universities in the United States and South Korea. Before relocating to California, Dr. Choi served as faculty at the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra chamber music faculty and Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme.