[Nikki Chooi] delivered an astonishing performance with a waterfall cascade of rushing emotion combined...To hear this breathless performance was to experience an electric shock of awesome pleasure...
The Millbrook Independent
“Dedication” showcased Chooi’s sweet yet full tone as the violin soared over the light orchestration, then led an expressive climax of robust nostalgia.
New York Classical Review
Chooi’s warm tone and heartfelt playing were evident throughout. In fast passages, Chooi showed off his virtuosity as his bow bounced rapidly on the strings, a spiccato effect. Elements of jazz and country fiddling were woven into the composition; Chooi made the most of each of these styles...
In Janacek's Jenufa: "The solo violin passage [played by Met Orchestra] Concertmaster Nikki Chooi, proved affecting and precise..."
Mr. Chooi played it to the hilt. He was obviously having a great time and is clearly a player of dazzling abilities.
New York Concert Review
In [Joan Tower's] “String Force” (2010), a solo violin work heard in a vigorous, colorful reading by Nikki Chooi...