Friday, February 6 || 7:30 PM
CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios
New Music for Solo Violin
Virtuoso violinist Jennifer Choi premieres a new work by Jacob Sudol and performs pieces by Neil Rolnick, Randall Woolf, Annie Gosfield, Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, and John Zorn.
Caprice No. 2 and 6 | Salvatore Sciarrino
Toccatina | Helmut Lachenmann
Goetia | John Zorn
Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites | Annie Gosfield
Floating Boat | Jacob Sudol
Holding Fast | Randall Woolf
Fiddle Faddle | Neil Rolnick
Hailed by Time Out New York as “passionate”, and “one of New York’s most reliably adventurous performers”, violinist Jennifer Choi has charted a career that breaks through the conventional boundaries of solo violin, chamber music, and the art of creative improvisation. Internationally recognized as a performer with “brilliance and command,” (The New York Times), “a leading New York new-music violinist that plays it with fiery authority” (Boston Globe), and with “intense, spectacularly virtuosic play” (The Seattle Weekly), Jennifer brings her strong classical background and dedication to whatever work she decides to take on from Bach to Zorn and back.
A prominent chamber musician, Jennifer was a former violinist of the Miró String Quartet. With her involvement, the group won Grand Prize at the 1996 Fischoff and Coleman chamber music competitions. Since then, she has performed for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Guggenheim Museum, MOMA, Ravinia Festival, Barge Music, Caramoor Music, Strathmore Mansion series, and numerous other chamber music series across the United States, Canada, and Europe. She has also been a member of Fireworks Ensemble, Sirius String Quartet, the Susie Ibarra Trio, and toured with the string quartet known as ETHEL during their 2011-2012 season. Currently, Ms. Choi is the violinist of the Either/Or Ensemble and Classical Jam.
During the 2009-2010 season, Ms. Choi served as Concertmaster for Lincoln Center’s National touring production of Roger’s and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Subsequently, she has performed on Broadway’s Wonderland, and currently performs in Newsies as a designated sub. In January 2013, she was selected to be a member of the newly established Ensemble LPR with Tito Muñoz, conductor.