VIVIAN CHOI PERFORMS FRED ROGERS' ORIGINAL COMPOSITION FOR SOLO PIANO
Pianist Vivian Choi will feature the 'Variations on a Theme of Chopin' by Fred Rogers in solo recitals at Rollins College, the alma mater of Mr Rogers, and at St Vincent Concert Series in Latrobe, the hometown of Rogers. The late Fred Rogers, known worldwide for his broadcast of the children’s television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on the Public Broadcasting Service, composed this piece in 1951 while he was a music major at Rollins College. The piece has not been performed at Rollins since his Senior Graduation Recital and never before in his hometown. Read Article
REVIEW IN THE BOSTON GLOBE
CHAMELEON ARTS PAYS TRIBUTE TO BACH
"Pianist Vivian Choi flashed through breathless passages of counterpoint, impossibly fast but no less precise...Choi’s piano sprinted through deluges of notes in the savage third movement scherzo." Read Article
WQXR PRESENTS 'THE PIANO IN SPAIN' Live from The Greene Space
WQXR New York's Classical Radio Station, presented The Piano in Spain with David Dubal, a new radio series dedicated to Spanish composers and performers. Dubal is an acknowledged authority on the piano, and in this special companion event, traces the history of piano music in Spain. Watch Vivian Choi's live performance of Mompou's Cancion y Danzas No.6 and 7 from the Greene Space, NYC.
CHAMELEON ARTS ENSEMBLE EXPLORES LOSS AND LOVE
"The performance — by violinist Kristin Lee, flutist Deborah Boldin, clarinetist Kelli O’Connor, and pianist Vivian Choi — left a deep impression...The musical execution, though, was brilliant." Read Article
RADIO BROADCAST ON WWFM THE CLASSICAL NETWORK
Selections from Vivian Choi's recordings will be featured on WWFM The Classical Network on The Piano Matters with author and pianist David Dubal. Tune into WWFM 89.9 HD2 on January 14th (repeat broadcast on January 18th at noon) and January 21st (repeat broadcast on January 25th at noon) at 10pm. Mr Dubal compares recordings of great piano works performed by various artists. The show airs Wednesdays at 10pm, with an Encore presentation Sundays at noon. Click for more info
Vivian Choi launches the 2015 Tiromoana Summer Concert Series in Gisborne, New Zealand. Choi performs two concerts on January 9th and 10th. The program includes the newly commissioned work by New Zealand composer Gao Ping. Full story featured in the Gisborne Herald. Read Article
DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS SERIES
The 2014/15 Distinguished Artists Series of Town of Oyster Bay presents Vivian Choi in a solo recital on November 22nd at 8pm in the Auditorium of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. The Distinguished Artists concert series is sponsored by the Cultural and Performing Arts (CAPA) Division of The Town of Oyster Bay's Department of Community and Youth Services. Choi will perform works by Schubert-Liszt, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Read Article
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
REVIEW IN THE BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER
CHAMELEON PROGRAMS ARTFULLY
"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
CHAMELEON ARTS ENSEMBLE SPARKLE, AS USUAL
"Pianist Vivian Choi delivered an elegant account...a beautiful, moving performance." Read Article
ASTONISHING EXECUTION OF POETIC THEME
"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
Vivian Choi is featured in the Italian magazine, VENEZIA MUSICA Lido Music Agosto quarta edizione "La rassegna concertistica dell' Archivio Fano". 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