Hayoung Choi

Hayoung Choi

Born in Bielefeld, Germany, in 1998. Since 2022, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Aline Foriel-Destezet Cello Chair with professor Ivan Monighetti. She has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

She graduated from the Kronberg Academy, Germany, under the guidance of professor Frans Helmerson, completing her studies with professor Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. In 2017 she became a member of the Kronberg Academy’s Emanuel Feuermann Conservatory Faculty.

She has won several international competitions such as the Krzysztof Penderecki competition (Poland), the Johannes Brahms competition (Autria) becoming the youngest winner of its history, the Antonio Janigro competition (Croatia), the Justus Dotzauer Competition (Germany) and, recently, the 2022 Queen Elisabeth Competition (Belgium).
She has performed at festivals in England, Netherlands, France, China, and Switzerland. And as chamber musician with Sir András Schiff, Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Kim Kashkashian, Jörg Widmann, and Mitsuko Uchida.

She has also performed with orchestras such as Kremerata Baltica, Camerata Salzburg, Frankfurt Opera and Museum, Barcelona Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Crakovia, Kalisz Philharmonic, Moritzburg Festival Orchestra, Olsztyn Philharmonic, Bucheon Philharmonic, Sungnam Philharmonic Orchestra, and Suwon Philharmonic.

As a student of the School, she has performed within The Rising Generation series at the Madrid National Auditorium.

She plays a Giovanni Paolo Maggini cello, Brescia c.1600, lent by Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, Korea, with a bow lent by the private collection of Dr. Peter Hauber, Berlin.