Grace Choi

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Instructor Faculty Fellow of Collaborative Piano
360 Frohnmayer Music Building
BMus, Composition, Yonsei University, Korea
MMus, Collaborative Piano, Florida State University
DMA, Collaborative Piano, University of Minnesota

Korean pianist Eunhye Grace Choi has been praised for her “nice touch and excellent technique” (American Record Guide) and “meticulous attention to detail” (Fanfare). As an active pianist, Choi has performed extensively throughout the United States, France, Belgium, UK, and South Korea. She has recorded for Naxos and Emeritus labels and closely collaborated with renowned composers such as Libby Larsen and Bright Sheng. Her live and recorded performances are frequently broadcasted on the radio, including NPR’s Performance Today.

A versatile keyboardist, she appeared as harpsichord soloist in J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto cycle and collaborated with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Eastern Music Festival. She is frequently invited as a resident pianist at prominent competitions and conventions, including International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest and Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium. Dr. Choi is highly sought after as a collaborative pianist of wind literature having served as a studio pianist for the legendary saxophonist Eugene Rousseau. Her recent collaboration with saxophonist Idit Shner has taken her to Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University.

Dr. Choi is the Director of Collaborative Piano Program and Piano Faculty at Eastern Music Festival and serves on the music faculty at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. As an orchestral pianist, she has closely worked with the renowned American conductor Gerard Schwarz at Eastern Music Festival since 2013. Prior to her appointment at UO, she was a music faculty at Tennessee Tech University (2013-17). She has also worked as a faculty/collaborative pianist at Chapel Hill International Chamber Music Workshop, the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Interlochen Bassoon Institute.