Brandon Jinwoo Choi
Brandon Jinwoo Choi is in great demand as an international soloist and he has appeared across three continents, in France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Korea, Japan, and United States.
As a soloist, Dr. Choi has been a Soloist with ensembles, Orchestras that include The Rumania Ploiesti State Philharmonic Orchestra, Chungang University orchestra, ChuangAng University Wind Orchestra, Korea M Philharmonic Orchestra, Korea Navy band, and in the great halls of the Seoul Art Center with ChungAng University Wind Orchestra. Dr. Choi also gave the world premiere of Sull'ala Concerto for Saxophone by Susan Botti with the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Wind Orchestra on March 13th, 2014.
Dr. Choi regularly attends the regional, national conferences and several of the world’s most prestigious fine arts institute including 36th International Navy Band Saxophone Symposium at the George Washington University, the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Biennial National Conference at the University of Illinois, North American Saxophone Alliance Region V Conference at the Bowling Green State University, College Band Directors National Association at the North Carolina State University, France International saxophone Institute at SaintMeur, Paris Conservatory of Music and Yamaha saxophone institute, American Saxophone Academy at the Eastman Music University. Choi also gave the world premiere of "Conversations by Frank Proto" at the 2015 International Saxophone Symposium at the Shenandoah University and the Patsy Cline Theater, both in Winchester, Virginia.
As a Chamber Musician Dr. Choi is currently Saxophone chair of Miclot Production Players Group and alto saxophone chair of The Promethean Quartet. The Miclot Production first began in 1993, Sunnyside, New York. Miclot is still running its production annually, hoping to further expand Christian culture by delivering the “Small Voice” of God. Meanwhile, Promethean's debut album, Through Adam`s Fall, was released in October 2013 and features music by Alfred Desenclos, David Maslanka and Percy Grainger. The Promethean Quartet has received numerous honors, including selection as one of the top four wind ensembles in the finals of the Alice Coleman National Chamber Music Competition (2013). The promethean Quartet completed a fivestate tour in 2013, including several performances and masterclasses at public schools and universities.
Dr. Choi has won top prizes in many national and international competitions, including 1st Prize Concerto Competition (Sull'ala Concerto for Saxophone and wind Orchestra) at College Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati, The MTNA Ohio Solo Competition (2nd prize), The MTNA Ohio Chamber competition (2nd prize), The Korean American Youth Cultural foundation competition (1st prize), The Hanjeon Artspool Center Competition (1st prize), The Korea Wind Chamber Music Competition (1st prize), The Music Association of Korea Competition (1st prize), The Music Education Newspaper Competition (1st prize), The Haneum National Music Competition (1st prize), The Seoul National Symphony Orchestra Competition (1st prize).
Dr. Choi took several master classes and lessons from honorable professors such as Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Nobuya Sugawa, Jeanyves Fourmer, Vincent David, Christan Writh, Philppe Portjoe, Nicola Prost, John Sampen, Tom Myer, Otis Murphy, Cheinkwan Lin, Timothy McAlister, Kenneth Tse, Carrie Koffman, Jeremy Long, Stephen page, Amy Dickson, Ensemble Squillante.
Dr. Choi holds 4e cycle Perfectionnement (Artist Diploma) at the Consevatorie de Lyon, France with JeanDenis Michat. He was a teaching assistant and holds Doctor of Music Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music where he previously earned his Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from ChungAng University in South Korea. He is a D`Addario Emerging Artist (Rico) and Yamaha Artist in South Korea. His teachers include JeanDenis Michat, Dr. James Bunte, Rick VanMatre, Dr. Otis Murphy, Soon Sub Jung, and Jong Sun Eun. For more information, visit Dr. Choi's website at: http://www.brandonjinwoochoi.com/