Canadian violinist and Teaching Artist, Janey Choi gave her Carnegie Hall recital debut in 1997 as a winner of the Artists International Auditions and continues an active career performing on recital and chamber series, on Broadway, and with such groups as the Ardelia Trio, the Teaching Artists Ensemble of the New York Philharmonic and the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra. The recipient of numerous awards including the Chalmers Performing Arts Grant from the Ontario Arts Council (Canada) and National First Prize in the Canadian Music Competition, she has participated in such festivals as Mostly Mozart, Norfolk, Taos, Bar Harbor Music Festival, the Spoleto Festivals in the U.S. and Italy, Festival Musical de Santo Domingo, the Santa Fe Opera and the Sarasota Opera.
An avid inter-arts and cross-genre collaborator, she is the Music Director of Thomas/Ortiz Dance, and has performed numerous times with the Parsons Dance Co., most notably at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and at the New Victory Theater in Times Square. She also initiated a collaboration with the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Binghamton University Music Department. Her other interests have taken her to the visual arts world, developing and presenting an annual “Music + Art” show commissioning artwork based on chamber works. She has recorded and appeared with such mainstream performers as Bono (U2) and Quincy Jones, Adele, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, Enya, Elton John, Jay-Z, Sarah McLachlan, Lenny Kravitz, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Frank Ocean and Stevie Wonder, on the Grammys, MTV, Saturday Night Live, the Today Show, at Live 8, Radio City Music Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London, England.
Dr. Choi holds the distinction of being the youngest, and only Pre-College student ever accepted by her late mentor, Joseph Fuchs at The Juilliard School, where she graduated from the accelerated BM/MM program with the Joseph Fuchs Graduation Prize. Her other major teachers include Joel Smirnoff, Victor Danchenko, Harvey Shapiro, and Arnold Steinhardt. She attained her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rutgers University with full scholarship and was the recipient of the Graduate Fellowship Award. Strongly committed to education, she has been on the faculty of Binghamton University since 2006 and is a Teaching Artist for the New York Philharmonic and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has presented educational workshops for the College Music Society National Conference, Tokyo College of Music, Lincoln Center Institute, Metropolitan Opera Guild and the University Musical Society at University of Michigan.