Competed at Asia-Pacific Selection Round
Age: 26 Korea
Ji-Yoen Choi, born in Seoul, Korea, began piano studies at
the age of four. She studied at Sun-Wha music and arti school with Suk Kim and Ku-Young
Lee (piano). At Yonsei University, she studied with Ton-Soon Kwak and Sun-Won Paik
(organ), receiving her B.Mus. in 1994.
Ms Choi studied under Donald Sutherland at the Peabody
Conservatory of Musis, receiving her M.Mus in 1996. She has also studied church music and
organ improvisation with Gerre Hancock and is currently a doctoral student at the Eastman
School of Music, studying under Michael Farris.
Ms Choi has received several awards and scholarships. She
was on a full scholarship during her four years at Yonsei University and was a recipient
of the Peabody scholarship. During 1996-97, she received a graduate fellowship from the
organ department at Eastman and is currently a recipient of the Evelyn A. Fraser
During under graduate studies at Yonsei, Ms Choi performed
in several organ recitals. While at Peabody, she performed in a concert of the Peabody
Baroque Ensemble and at several recitals. She also served as organist at Global Baptist
Church in Silver Springs, Maryland. In 1997, she played a recital at the Interfaith Chapel
of the University of Rochester and in a DMA degree recital at Eastman.
Ms Choi won second prize in the San Marino National Organ
Competition in 1997, and was selected as an official competitor in the U.S. 1997-98
National Young Artists Competition in Organ Playing.