Festival Artist Wins Big!

Date: August 9, 2018 Author: russell@festivalmontreal.org Categories: News
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VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi Awarded Verbier Festival ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician’ Prize

24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi has been announced as the recipient of 2018 'Verbier Festival Academy Prix Yves Paternot' prize

The Verbier Festival, in Switzerland, has today announced 24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi as the recipient of the 2018 ‘Verbier Festival Academy Prix Yves Paternot’ prize – presented to the ‘Most Accomplished Young Musician’ at this year’s festival.

Timothy will receive 25,000 CHF (USD $25,000) to be used towards his career development – plus an invitation to perform a solo programme at next year’s festival.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, and a current post-graduate student of Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School, Timothy is a former major prize winner at the Menuhin and Michael Hill International Violin Competitions – and recently made his Carnegie Hall solo debut as the recipient of the American Fine Arts Festival Vadim Repin Masterclass Scholarship.

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