VC Artist Timothy Chooi Loaned 1709 "Engleman" Stradivarius


Based on the Nippon Music Basis, the violin is known as “Engleman” after its earlier proprietor Dr. Ephraim P. Engleman, M. D. (1911-2015) of America, Scientific Professor of Medication, newbie violinist, and instrument collector.

“The violin had been possessed for practically 150 years by the Younger household. After the loss of life of the final successor U.S. Naval officer Commander Younger in World Struggle II, it was stored unused by his dad and mom all through their lifetime,” the web site reads. “The violin was then handed into the fingers of W. E. Hill & Sons of England, who then offered it to a French newbie Dr. Pierre Lacombe M. D. in 1951. It then handed through Jacques Français, a seller of New York to Dr. Engleman in 1986. Nippon Music Basis acquired this violin from Dr. Engleman in Might 1996.”

(Photograph courtesy: Nippon Music Basis)

Timothy Chooi will acquire the instrument this summer time and have it for seven years.

“Very honored to obtain the attractive and mint situation 1709 “Engleman” Stradivarius to play on from the 日本音楽財団 / Nippon Music Basis in Japan,” Chooi mentioned. “So excited to share future live shows on it and likewise to journey again to Japan loads–one in every of my favourite nations to go to. Would love for you ALL to listen to it in the future!”
The VC Artist just lately graduated from The Juilliard College with a Norman Benzaquen Profession Development Prize as well as from the Kronberg Academy underneath Christian Tetzlaff.  He’ll kick off his summer time season with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin taking part in the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

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 Schooling and Group Outreach.

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

His accolades embrace 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 Pageant, introduced to the “most completed younger musician.”

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

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