Review: Buffalo Philharmonic delights with Brahms selections
This is a masterpiece of the violin repertory in any critic’s opinion. Chooi played with energy, sensitivity, great musicianship and outstanding technical agility.
20 October 2021
INTERVIEW: BPO concertmaster, Nikki Chooi, prepares for a special challenge this week
The Brahms Concerto is a massive work. I describe it as being equivalent to a symphony that happens to feature the solo violin. The uniqueness of this piece is that though it is large in scale, there are moments in which it feels like chamber music, when the texture clears out and the violin converses with individual instruments in the orchestra.
7 May 2021
Review: JoAnn Falletta, BPO announce newest audio recording, 'The Four Seasons,' featuring violinist Nikki Chooi & Tessa Lark
In Nikki's transcendent playing, we all found solace and hope, and wanted to document this performance as a very special moment in our season.
8 March 2020
Review: Falletta and the Buffalo Phil take a journey into the orientalist world of Florent Schmitt
Chooi’s interpretation took the generally dark colors of the music and gave them a special sheen.
25 October 2017
Review: In Astral Artists recital, portrait of the Brothers Chooi
The brothers were stylish and passionate....[Nikki] Chooi is a violinist who flourishes at the tender end of the emotion scale
21 October 2017
News: Wonderful to perform in the Chestnut Hill Community. Review by Chestnut Hill Local
Chooi’s fleet passagework and purity of tuning at the highest registers were potently employed for heightened efficacy
20 February 2017
News: Chooi Brothers Performance at Sunshine Coast, British Columbia
All three are under the age of 30 but they expressed the emotion and technique of mature musicians trapped in young person’s bodies.
The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC ‘Young Artist’ Nikki Chooi, in New York City, where he’s busily preparing for his Juilliard School graduation – and an upcoming 6 week performance tour of Russia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia.
Hi Nikki Chooi. Thank you so much for joining us here on the Channel – we love the Chooi brothers!