Brandon Jinwoo Choi is in great demand as an international soloist and he has appeared across three continents, in France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Korea, Japan, and United States. As a soloist, he has performed with ensembles including The Rumania Ploiesti State Philharmonic Orchestra, Chung-ang University orchestra, Chuang-Ang University Wind Orchestra, Korea M Philharmonic Orchestra, the Korea Navy band, and in the great halls of the Seoul Art Center with Chung-Ang University Wind Orchestra. Choi also gave the world premiere of Sull'ala Concerto for Saxophone by Susan Botti with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of MusicWind Orchestra on March 13th, 2014.
Choi regularly attends the regional, national conferences and several of the world’s most prestigious fine arts conferences including 36th International Navy band saxophone symposium at the George Washington University, the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Biennial National Conference at the University of Illinois, North American Saxophone Alliance Region V Conference at Bowling Green State University, College Band Directors National Association at the North Carolina State University, France International saxophone Institute at Saint-Meur, Paris -Conservatory of Music and Yamaha saxophone institute, American Saxophone Academy at the Eastman Music University.
As a Chamber Musician Choi is currently Saxophone Chair of Miclot Production Players Group and alto saxophone of The Promethean Quartet. The Miclot Production first began in 1993, Sunnyside, New York. Miclot is still running its production annually, hoping to further expand Christian culture by delivering the “Small Voice” of God. Meanwhile, Promethean's debut album, Through Adam`s Fall, was released in October 2013 and features music by Alfred Desenclos, David Maslanka and Percy Grainger. The Promethean Quartet has received numerous honors, including selection as one of the top four wind ensembles in the finals of the Alice Coleman National Chamber Music Competition (2013). The promethean Quartet completed a five-state tour in 2013, including several performances and master classes at public schools and universities.
Choi has won top prizes in many national and international competitions, including 1st Prize Concerto Competition (Sull'ala Concerto for Saxophone and wind Orchestra) at The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, The MTNA Ohio Competition, The MTNA Ohio Chamber competition, The Korean American Youth Cultural foundation competition (1st prize), The Hanjeon Artspool Center Competition (1st prize),The Korea Wind Chamber Music Competition (1st prize),The Music Association of Korea Competition (1st place), The Music Education Newspaper Competition (1st prize),The Haneum National Music Competition, 1st prize, The Seoul National Symphony Orchestra Competition, 1st prize.
Choi took several the Master classes and Lessons from honorable professors such as Claude delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Nobuya Sugawa, Jean-yves Fourmer, Christan Writh, Philppe Portjoe, Nicola Prost, John Sampen, Tom Myer, Otis Murphy, Chein-kwan lin, Timothy Mc Alister, Kenneth Tse, Carrie Koffman, Jeremy Long, Stephen page.
Choi earned his DMA at CCM, where he previously earned his Master of Music degree in Saxophone performance. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Chung-Ang University in South Korea. His teachers include Dr. James Bunte, Rick VanMatre, Soon sub Jung, and Jong sun Eun. Learn more about Choi by visiting www.brandonjinwoochoi.com