Lauded for “possessing a big sound and a warm tone” by TwinCities.com, violinist Alicia Choi is enthusiastically passionate about performing and teaching chamber music.
As a member of the Larchmere String Quartet from 2013 to 2017, Alicia collaborated with Atar Arad, James Dunham, Thomas Josenhans, and Michael Kannen; studied with Günter Pichler and performed in Siena, Italy through the Accademia Musicale Chigiana; and won the 2016 Evansville Mayor’s Arts Ensemble Award. The Larchmere String Quartet also released the first commercial recording of the Stephan Krehl String Quartet, op. 17 and Clarinet Quintet, op. 19 with clarinetist Wonkak Kim through the Naxos label.
Alicia was also the Associate Concertmaster and Artist-in-Residence Faculty with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Evansville. She has coached, held masterclasses, and taught sectionals for the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestras and the University of Evansville Orchestra. Alicia also served as an Artistic Director of the inaugural Harlaxton Chamber Music Festival in Grantham England, and as a faculty member at the UNC Chapel Hill Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop for three consecutive years.
Alicia holds degrees from Williams College and the Juilliard School of Music. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate studying with Axel Strauss at the McGill University Schulich School of Music, where she is also an instructor of chamber music.