NEW ZEALAND DEBUT
Vivian Choi makes her New Zealand debut at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (Victoria University of Wellington). On August 14th, Vivian Choi will premiere Legend by former NZSM visiting lecturer Gao Ping as part of the Jack C Richards Creative New Zealand Composer-in-Residence handover event. Click for more info. On August 15th, NZSM presents Vivian Choi in recital with works by Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Click for more info.
NANTUCKET MUSICAL SOCIETY
Vivian Choi opens the 2014 Nantucket Musical Society Concert Series (Meet the Artist July 7th, Solo Recital July 8th). The Nantucket Musical Arts Society was formed in 1959 and has been presenting world-class artists to the residents of Nantucket since that time. The Society also champions emerging artists, the stars of tomorrow, as well as contemporary composers. Click for more info
CONCERT REVIEW - BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER
"The rock of the ensemble shouldering the responsibility of holding everything rhythmically together was the pianist, and she did so with impressive musicianship." Read Article
"Pianist Vivian Choi delivered an elegant account...a beautiful, moving performance." Read Article
"Choi displayed great interpretive creativity" Read Article
"Enter the Wayne Y through its Backstage Door, pass the dressing rooms, wander in the wings, say hello to the stagehand, step onto the stage, and finally be seated to become part of an intimate audience treated to wonderful music. The setting alone makes this Series unique, but it is the performing artists who make it special." Read Article
BOZEMAN SYMPHONY PIANO SERIES
Vivian Choi kicks off the Bozeman Symphony Piano Series with a piano recital, featuring works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Messiaen. In its 46th concert season, the Bozeman Symphony showcases world-class artists. Meet the artists at the reception at Sola Café immediately following the concert. Read Article
MONADNOCK FESTIVAL Presents Vivian Choi in Chamber Concert
Vivian's Debut Recital in China Receives Glowing Reviews
Vivian Choi received rave reviews from the Chinese press praising her recital as "an exceptional and captivating performance" (Hunan TV Press). The Economic Reuters stated "Pianist Vivian Choi's fingers danced away...stirring the audience to a standing ovation." View Highlight Pictures from Tour.
New CD SOUVENIRS
Vivian Choi's latest album, Souvenirs, contains a sparkling array of classics of the piano repertoire with composers ranging from Scarlatti and Mozart to Chopin and Albeniz. This limited edition album features two bonus tracks of piano works by Chinese composers for which Vivian received critical acclaim on her recent China Tour. "Vivian Choi won the hearts of the audience performing piano transcriptions of classic Chinese folk tunes" (Hunan TV Press). Click to view full track listing.
2013 CHINA TOUR Schedule Announced
NEW VIDEOS of Live Recital at Clayton Center for Arts
Visit Vivian Choi's YouTube Channel to watch clips of her recent performance at Clayton Center for Arts on February 24th.
CD REVIEW - FANFARE Magazine USA
Vivian Choi's album receives another stellar review from Fanfare describing Vivian as "an exemplar of the modern global pianist". Read Article
CD REVIEW - MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL UK
Following the global release of Vivian Choi's debut album on the Northern Flowers label, Vivian's CD received glowing reviews. For her rendition of the Godowsky transcription of Die Fledermaus Music Web International UK wrote ''she makes light once again of all technical demands, keeping control of the torrent of notes that threatens to spill off the pages of the score." Read Article