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Strings

Minsun Choi

Violin I

Minsun Choi

Biography

Minsun Choi joined the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra as a first violin player in 2019. A native of Seoul, South Korea, she began her violin studies at the age of six and earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Seoul National University in 2002.

In 2004, Minsun came to the United States on a full scholarship to continue her violin studies at the Peabody Institute, where she received a Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma. While studying in the U.S., Minsun won first prize at the Corpus Christi International Competition in Texas. She was also awarded a fellowship to participate at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she collaborated in chamber music concerts with principal players from the Metropolitan Opera and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

As an active chamber musician, Minsun is a founder of the Hampton Trio. They perform frequently in the New York Metropolitan Area. In the fall of 2006, she and her Trio made their debut at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. Minsun played with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 2007 to 2015 as a contracted guest musician and she was also a violin faculty in Howard Community College until 2015. In 2016, she moved to California and currently lives in Sunnyvale with her husband and their daughter.