Soyoon Choi began her piano studies at the age of four in Korea and got her doctoral degree in piano performance at Michigan State University in 2018. She holds another master’s degree in harpsichord at the University of Michigan with professors Christopher Harding and Joseph Gascho. Prior to her time at MSU, Ms. Choi studied piano, organ, and pedagogy with professors Sangmi Li, Alexander Shtarkman, and Marian Hann at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea as well as the Peabody Institute of John’s Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
She has won prizes at numerous competitions in the United States and internationally, notably the Peabody Chamber Competition (USA), Mozart Orchestra Competition (Korea), Nationwide Music Competition (Korea), and Hwarang Culture Festival (Korea). Ms. Choi has also performed several times as a soloist with the Sejong Philharmonic Orchestra and appeared in concert at the 5th Beijing International Music Festival and Academy.
In addition to her master studies and busy performance schedule, Ms. Choi maintains a private piano studio in the Ann Arbor, MI area and serves as a collaborative pianist for the University of Michigan as well as many school choirs.