VC Artist Timothy Chooi awarded Juilliard’s Norman Benzaquen Profession Development Prize


At Juilliard’s current graduation, VC Artist Timothy Chooi obtained the 2022 Norman Benzaquen Profession Development Grant.

Together with the Profession Development Fellowships and Novick Profession Development Grants, the Benzaquen Profession Development Grant provides $10,000 to a small group of graduates with a longtime observe document of “creative benefit, management, breadth of engagement, innovation, and an entrepreneurial mindset amongst different key traits.”

The Juilliard Faculty administers over $300,000 in fellowship and grant awards for graduates who’re beginning their careers instantly after commencement. These funds will present a essential jump-start to the graduates’ careers, serving to with skilled growth and common dwelling bills.

Violinist Timothy Chooi additionally lately graduated from the Kronberg Academy mentored by Christian Tetzlaff.  He’ll kick off his summer time season with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin enjoying the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

He’ll then journey to obtain his Stradivarius loaned to him by the Nippon Music Basis. Loaned to Chooi in 2021, he was unable to gather the instrument due to the pandemic till now.

Along with Germany, engagements take him to Florida and Massachusetts within the US, Canada, Austria, and Switzerland.

A scholarship holder within the Anne-Sophie Mutter Basis, Chooi is a founding member of The VISION Collective and the recipient of the 2020 Harold W. McGraw Household Basis’s The Robert Sherman Award for Music Training and Group Outreach.

Ending his research with Catherine Cho at Juilliard, his mentors embody Ida Kavafian, Pamela Frank, Pinchas Zukerman, Christian Tetzlaff, and Patinka Kopec.

His accolades embody main prizes on the Michael Hill and Queen Elisabeth Worldwide Violin Competitions and the Astral Artists Nationwide Auditions. In 2018, he was awarded 1st prize on the Joseph Joachim Worldwide Violin Competitors, in Hannover, Germany. He was additionally awarded the coveted “Prix Yves Paternot” Prize on the 2018 Verbier Competition, offered to the “most achieved younger musician.”

As of July 1, 2021, the Canadian-American violinist joined the violin college on the College of Ottawa.