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Yoonie Choi

Instructor of Cello

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Dr. Yoonie Choi, a Korean-born cellist, began her musical journey at the age of five and then moved to New York City at the age of 13 with an invitation to study with one of the professors, Marion Feldman, at the Manhattan School of Music (Preparatory Division). She accepted a full scholarship to attend the Oberlin Conservatory of Music for her bachelor's degree. During her undergraduate studies with Professor Peter Rejto, Choi was a founding member of Trio Casalmaggiore, a piano trio ensemble, that was formed and named after an international summer music festival in Italy. The group performed throughout Europe, the U.S., and Canada. During that time, she was one of the founding members of the Valley Lutheran School of Performing Arts (now known as Chagrin Valley Music Academy) and also was the Executive Director for the Chagrin Valley Chamber Music Concert Series.