In Janacek's Jenufa: "The solo violin passage [played by] Concertmaster Nikki Chooi, proved affecting and precise..."
Opera News
"soloist Nikki Chooi made it the musical equivalent of a book that you can't put down"
New Zealand Herald
"vigorous, colorful"
The New York Times
"his performances of both Mozart and Brahms so compelling"
San Francisco Examiner
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Nikki Chooi chose to play a famous virtuoso piece, Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen, which gave him the opportunity to show off his gorgeous violin tone, especially in the middle of the range. Indeed, he milked the gypsy sentiment of the piece for all it was worth — too much so for my taste, though that is partly the fault of the piece – before launching into the technical fireworks with aplomb and total security.