School of Music

Bonnie Choi

Contact Information

Bonnie Choi

Bonnie Choi

Assistant Professor in Professional Practice in School of Music
585-389-2695
bchoi6@naz.edu
Arts Center 87

Biography

Bonnie Choi is one of America's most distinguished and versatile harpsichordists, who "displays dazzling technique and draws new colours from her instrument" (South China Morning Post), and who is known for her "wonderfully expressive playing" (Audio Technique). Her numerous honors include prizes received at the International Harpsichord Competition in Brugge, Belgium; the National Association of Young Performers Competition and a Finalist at the Pro Musicis Award Competition. She has concertized widely in North America and Asia. Her performances have been heard on public radio in the United States and Hong Kong, and she has recorded for VM Music.

Dr. Choi has given lectures and master classes at the National Harpsichord Competition in Kansas, the Hanoi Conservatory of Music in Vietnam, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China, and the Academy of Performing Arts in Hong Kong. She was recently a visiting faculty member at Shandong Normal University in China.

Dr. Choi teaches harpsichord and piano at Nazareth College in Rochester. She is the founder and harpsichordist of Air de Cour. She is also the keyboardist for Symphoria, which is based in Syracuse. Many of her piano students have won both state and local piano competitions.

 

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Applied and Class Piano
  • Applied Harpsichord

Education

  • University of Michigan, M.M.,  D.M.A.
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, B.A.

Upcoming Performances

October 13, 2019 @ 3 pm
Antonio & Johann
Nazareth College
Rochester, NY

November 9, 2019 @ 3 pm
Calvary St. Andrews Church
Rochester, NY

Past Performances

June 28, 2019
Word Piano Conference
lecture and masterclass 
Novi Sad, Serbia

June 3-7, 2019
West Anhui University
lecture and masterclass 
Anhui, China

January 26, 2018
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong

January 29, 2018
Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
Hong Kong