Winston Choi

Win­ston Choi is Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor and the Head of the Piano Pro­gram at Roo­sevelt University’s Chica­go Col­lege of Per­form­ing Arts.  His pro­fes­sion­al career was launched when he was named the Lau­re­ate of the 2003 Honens Inter­na­tion­al Piano Com­pe­ti­tion and win­ner of France’s 2002 Con­cours Inter­na­tion­al de Piano 20e siè­cle d’Orléans.  His solo, col­lab­o­ra­tive, cham­ber and con­cer­to appear­ances have tak­en him across 4 con­ti­nents.   Known for his col­or­ful approach to pro­gram­ming and insight­ful com­men­tary from the stage, Choi has recent­ly appeared in recital at the Nation­al Arts Cen­tre of Cana­da, Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall, the Kennedy Cen­ter, the Kravis Cen­ter, the Library of Con­gress, Merkin Recital Hall. Choi per­forms exten­sive­ly in France, hav­ing played venues such as the Salle Cor­tot, Lille’s Fes­ti­val Ren­con­tre Robert Casadesus, the Mes­si­aen Fes­ti­val, the Stras­bourg Fes­ti­val, and at IRCAM.  His debut CD, the com­plete piano works of Elliott Carter (l’Empreinte Dig­i­tale in France) was giv­en 5 stars by BBC Music Mag­a­zine: “…sheer élan and pianis­tic dev­il­ment…” He can also be heard on the Albany, Ark­tos, BIS, la Buisonne, Crys­tal, Intra­da, Nax­os and QuadroFrame labels.