Timothy Chooi, violin; Chihura Iinuma, piano;
Timothy Chooi’s recent performances include engagement with The Belgian National Orchestra, Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra, and l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; a live on-air recital on New York City’s WQXR classical radio station; and recital tours of Belgium and the United States. In addition to having already performed with every major orchestra in his home country of Canada, Timothy has also played with the Brussels Philharmonic under Stéphane Denève, with Santa Barbara Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liége, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also made an extensive recital tour with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, appeared at the Ravinia Festival, and made his Carnegie Hall debut.
During week 2 of this residency, Timothy will perform with pianist Chiharu Iinuma. Chiharu is in high demand as a teacher, coach, and ensemble pianist. A founding member of the Ridge Trio, the Chamber Ensemble Bloomington, and the Duo Gillham-Iinuma, for many years she was the studio pianist for Joseph Gingold, Janos Starker, Franco Gulli, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Miriam Fried, Yuval Yaron, and James Campbell. Chiharu serves on the piano faculty of the Vancouver Academy of Music.