Bio

Praised by the Washington Post for her “assured, sinuous solos,” violinist Sandy Choi has performed with a wide range of professional ensembles in some of the world’s greatest concert halls. In the Washington area alone, she can frequently be seen performing with ensembles including the Wolf Trap Orchestra, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Washington Concert Opera Orchestra, Urban Arias, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, and Balance Campaign, and has previously performed with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Emmanuel Music, the Southwest Florida Symphony, and the Santa Barbara Symphony. Comfortable in many genres, she has shared the stage with artists including virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine, indie rock artist Laura Tsaggaris, beloved singer Andrea Bocelli, and jazz legend Diana Krall. Over the years, she has had the privilege to perform in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Symphony Hall (Boston), Birmingham Symphony Hall (UK), and the Teatro Communale di Firenze (Italy).

A nerd at heart with a love for foreign languages including French, Arabic, and Korean, she holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Music from MIT, a Middle East Institute Certificate from Columbia University, and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is also a graduate of the prestigious Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA) program at the American University in Cairo. Her musical achievements include an Honorable Mention in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the prestigious Emerson fellowship at MIT, and winner of the MIT Concerto Competition.