Violin Fellow

Jihye Choi, MSO Violin Fellow by Jennifer’s Photo Box

Jihye Choi

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jihye Choi started playing violin at the age of 8 and later attended Seoul Arts High School in South Korea. She came to the United States to attend Indiana University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree studying with Mimi Zweig as a recipient of Artistic Excellence Award and The Kenda Webb Friends of Music Scholarships. She continued at IU in the studio of Grigory Kalinovsky, earning a Master of Music degree and a Performer Diploma. She is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree of musical arts at Boston University, studying with Yuri Mazurkevich as a full scholarship recipient.

Jihye has participated in masterclasses given by Ilya Kaler, Arnold Steinhardt, Lawrence Dutton, Vadim Gluzman, Dora Schwarzberg, Pamela Frank, Chaim Taub and Nam Yun Kim and has studied chamber music with members of the Pacifica Quartet. She has attended numerous festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival and School (CO), Keshet Elion (Israel), Pinchas Zukerman’s Young Artists Program (Canada), Manhattan in the Mountains (NY), Siena Music Festival (Italy), and Sommermusik im Oberen Nagoldtal (Germany).

She served as a violin instructor and chamber music and orchestra coach for music minors and non-major undergraduate students at Boston University and a teaching assistant at IU Summer Strings Academy.