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, and winner of the 2012 concerto competition at the University of Texas at Austin. 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, and Inversion Ensemble.
As a music educator, Joey currently serves on the faculty of Concordia University Texas where he teaches piano and music theory. Furthermore, he continues to maintain a private studio in Austin where his students have gone on to win prizes in many 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 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. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors
for the Austin-based choral collective 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, and Orli Shaham.
In his free time, Joey loves to compose music and ride his bicycle.