Minhye Choi-Nadia Azzi

Minhye Choi-Nadia Azzi

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PROGRAM

Beethoven: Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31 No. 1 Beethoven: Sonata No. 17 in d minor, Op. 31, No. 2 "Tempest",
Beethoven: Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major 'Pastorale', Op. 31 No.3
Beethoven: Sonata No. 19 in g minor, Op. 49 No.1 Beethoven: Sonata No. 20 in G major 'Pastorale', Op. 49 No.2
Beethoven: Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"

BIOGRAPHY

Hailed by Newport Daily News as having “extraordinary finger technique for a musician so young,” pianist Nadia Azzi is a recipient of numerous top prizes at national and international levels.

Born in Dunedin, Florida, to Lebanese-Japanese parents, Ms. Azzi began playing the piano at the age of five. Ms. Azzi has performed with the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra, l’Orchestre de la Francophonie, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Northwest Indiana Symphony, Tampa Bay Symphony, and Colburn Orchestra under distinguished conductors.

Most recently, she performed Brahms Concerto No. 2 with the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra in May 2019. Fluent in Japanese and English, Ms. Azzi is also a member of American MENSA. She actively promotes music through numerous outreach programs and community services both in solo and chamber music performances.

Ms. Azzi graduated from the pre-college division of The Juilliard School studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky, and currently studies with Fabio Bidini at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Minhye Choi was born in 1993 in Mokpo, South Korea. She is a Professional Studies Certificate candidate at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, where she studies with Fabio Bidini. She graduated with a master’s degree at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Cologne, where she has also worked as a piano collaborator and bachelor’s degree at the Conservatory of Music ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin.

She has performed several concerts with solo repertoire such as in Schumann Haus, Mendelssohn Remise, and Steingraeber & Söhne Haus in Germany and also actively performed chamber music for concerts, competitions, and festivals.

In 2016 she was the youngest finalist in the ‘7th Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition’ and in 2017 she was selected as a ‘Young Talented Musician’ by Korean Culture Center in Berlin.