Strings 2023:   May 18th – 20th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College.

Christina (Jung Yun) Choi, Violin

Toronto, ON

2015 Shean Strings Competition Winner Mari Coetzee, Violoncello.

Christina (Jung Yun) Choi began playing the violin at the age of 5 in South Korea. In 2006, she received a full 5 year music scholarship to Somerville House, an all-girls' private school in Australia and in that same year, she won the state Young Instrumentalist Competition. As a result, she played her début performance with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Choi also toured with a student chamber orchestra and performed in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, and at the end of 2008, she toured with them to Shanghai, Tallinn, Seville, and New York, performing a variety of chamber and solo pieces.

Ms. Choi moved back to Toronto in 2009, and has continued her studies in Canada, playing in master classes led by renowned artists such as Miriam Fried, Sylvia Rosenberg, Victor Danchenko, and Joel Smirnoff, among others. She was part of the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, serving as the concertmaster in the latter season, and in the following season, performed with them as a soloist. This past summer, she took part in the Aspen Music Festival, and she is currently attending, as a full scholarship student, her third year of the Performance Diploma Program at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory. (212 words)

2013 Strings Competitors

Christina Choi Edmund Chung Mari Coetzee Esther Hwang Enoch Ng Tate Zawadiuk

Important Information

  • Winner of 2015 Shean Strings Competition: Mari Coetzee!  Press Release here
  • Winner of 2013 Shean Strings Competition: Luri Lee!
  • The application process for The Shean Strings Competition 2015 is now closed.
  • We received 20 applications, and have selected our competitors.
  • Strings Brochures are available on the download page.