Guest Artist for A “Rhapsody” of American Music concert on March 9, 2024 at The Stone Community in Austin, TX.
Korean-American pianist Joseph Choi is a multi-faceted artist of the 21st century. He has been praised for his sensitive, sincere and scintillating performances.
As a performer, Joey has competed on the international stage and has garnered awards such as the Second Prize in the 2014 NTD International Piano Competition, Finalist in the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition, where he was awarded the prize for Best Performance of a Baroque Composer, Second Prize in the 2012 Tuesday Musical Club Competition in San Antonio, winner of the 2012 concerto competition at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at Austin Regents’ Outstanding Arts & Humanities award. He has performed in venues such as Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Benedict Music Tent at the Aspen Music Festival. Joey has also performed with groups such as the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, Aeolus Quartet, Conspirare, Austin Cantorum and Inversion Ensemble.
As a music educator, Joey currently serves on the faculty of Concordia University Texas where he teaches piano, music theory, piano pedagogy, and collaborative piano. Furthermore, he continues to maintain a private studio in Austin where his students have gone on to win prizes in international competitions and have been featured on programs such as NPR’s “From the Top”.
As an advocate for the arts, Joey is the Artistic Director of the Classical Artists Concert Series where he works in conjunction with the Pflugerville Arts Council as a board member to bring international artists to the Central Texas region. Recently featured artists include the Cordova String Quartet, Miro String Quartet, Alexander Malikov, Michael Schneider and Francesco Mastromatteo. Joey has previously served as a board member for Panoramic Voices.
After initial studies with Ellen Masaki, Joey continued his education with Anton Nel where he received both his Doctorate of Musical Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees at the University of Texas at Austin. His Master of Music degree was obtained at the Juilliard School working under Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio. Masterclass and further studies include Yoheved Kaplinsky, Robert McDonald, Julian Martin, John O’Conor, Dominique Weber, Robert Roux, Zenon Fishbein, Tamas Ungar and Orli Shaham.
Joey is an avid cyclist and lives in Austin, Texas.