SongHa Choi

Date of birth: 04.03.2000

Instrument: violin
Nationality: South Korean
Competition: Menuhin Competition

Prize: Senior 2nd Prize
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Winner of the Senior 2nd Prize and Senior Audience Prize of the Menuhin Competition London 2016, SongHa Choi was born in Bielefeld, Germany in 2000. After having studied at the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts and pre-college course of Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, she is currently studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School, with Lutsia Ibragimova.

She has won a number of national and international competitions and has given several solo recitals in Korea, Turkey and England. She has also performed as a soloist with Yongin Philharmonic Orchestra, Thames Philharmonia Orchestra and Sinfonia of Cambridge, and has collaborated with James O’Donnell.

SongHa also enjoys playing chamber music and orchestral works, along with her solo playing and piano studies.

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J. S. Bach, Partita No. 2 in D minor (BWV 1004)
J. S. Bach, Partita No. 3 in E Major (BWV 1006)
J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G minor (BWV 1001)
J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 3 in C Major (BWV 1005)
B. Bartok, Sonata for solo violin (sz 117)
H. W. Ernst, Variations on ’the last rose of summer’
R. Panufnik, Hora Bessarabia
N. Paganini, Caprices (Op. 9, No. 1, No. 4, No. 5, No. 11, No. 13, No. 14, No. 17, No. 21)
E. Ysaye, Sonata for Solo violin no. 5 (Op. 27)
H. Wieniawski, Caprices (Op. 18, No. 3, No. 4, Op. 10, No. 9)

With piano

L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 1 in D Major (Op. 12, No. 1)
L. van Beethoven, Romance in G major (Op.40)
L. van Beethoven, Romance in F major (Op.50)
E. Elgar, salut d'amor (Op.12)
G. Enescu, Impromptu Concertant
H. W. Ernst, Othello Fantasy (Op.12)
F. Kreisler, Preludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani
F. Kreisler, Tambourin Chinois
W. A. Mozart, Sonata in G Major (K. 301)
S. Prokofiev, Sonata No. 2 in D Major (Op.94)
M. Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Piano
C. Saint-Saëns, Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso (Op. 28)
P. Sarasate, Introduction and Tarantella (Op.43)
P. Sarasate, Caprice Basque (Op.24)
P. Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen (Op.20)
P. Sarasate, Zapateado (Op.23)
P. Sarasate, Romanza Andaluza (Op.22)
J. Suk, Love Song (Op.7)
K. Szymanowski Nocturne and Tarantella (Op.28)
P. Tchaikovsky, Souvenir d’Un Lieu Cher (Op. 42)
H. Vieuxtemps, Reverie (Op.22)
T. Vitali, Chaccone
H. Wieniawski, Original Theme and Variations (Op. 15)
H. Wieniawski, Scherzo Tarantella (Op. 16)
H. Wieniawski, Legende (Op. 17)
E. Zimalist, Le Coq D'or

Chamber music

L. van Beethoven, String quartet (Op. 18, No. 6)
L. van Beethoven, String trio in G (Op.9)
A. Dvorak, piano quintet no.2 in A major (Op.81)
A. Dvorak, Terzetto Op. 70
W. A. Mozart, Piano Quartet no.1 in g minor (K.478)
E. Ysaye, Trio a cordes ‘Le Londres’

With orchestra

J. S. Bach, Concerto No. 1 in A minor (BWV 1041)
J. S. Bach, Concerto No. 2 in E Major (BWV 1042)
S. Barber, Violin Concerto (Op.14)
M. Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
M. Bruch, Scottish Fantasy
J. Haydn, Concerto No. 1 in C Major
E. Lalo, Symphony Espagnole (Op. 21)
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Concerto in E minor (Op. 64)
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 1 in B flat Major (K. 207)
W. A. Mozart, Concerto no. 2 in D major (K. 211)
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 3 in G Major (K. 217)
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 4 in D Major (K. 218)
W.A. Mozart, Concerto No. 5 in A Major (K. 219)
W. A. Mozart, Rondo in C Major for violin and orchestra (K. 373)
W. A. Mozart, Rondo in G Major from Serebade No.7 ‘Haffner’ (K. 250)
N. Paganini, Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major (Op. 6)
S. Prokofiev, Concerto No. 1 in D Major (Op. 19)
C. Saint-Saëns, Concerto No. 3 in B minor (Op. 61)
P. d. Sarasate, Carmen Fantasie (Op. 25)
J. Sibelius, Concerto in D minor (Op. 47)
P. Tchaikovsky, Valse-Scherzo in C Major (Op. 34)
P. Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto (Op. 35)
H. Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor (Op. 37)
F. Waxman, Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra H. Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor (Op. 22)
H. Wieniawski, Polonaise de Concert in D Major (Op. 4, No. 1)

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