Shelley Choi '23, violin

April 07, 2023 | 05:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public
April 07, 2023 | 05:00 pm

Presented as part of the Emerson/Harris Program for Private Study Spring Recital Series. All Killian Hall concerts are livestreamed at this link:

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About the Performer

Shelley Choi is a senior at MIT studying Computer Science & Engineering and Business Analytics. She currently studies violin with Natalie Lin Douglas as an Emerson/Harris Scholar. She started playing violin at age six under Yookyung Min in South Korea. 

Shelley debuted with the Yangju Symphony Orchestra at age eleven before winning first prize from numerous competitions, such as the Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, the American Fine Arts Festival International Concerto Competition, the Manhattan International Music Competition, and the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition. She was also invited to perform as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kaufman Music Center, and Auditorium Parco della Musica. 

Shelley was appointed concertmaster on a scholarship for the Curtis Institute of Music’s Young Artist Summer Program in 2018. She attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music’s Summer String Academy program for three summers, studying with Grigory Kalinovsky and winning the Artistic Merit Award. She was concertmaster for the Korea interscholastic honor orchestra and her high school orchestra as well. 

As an avid chamber musician, Shelley has played extensive chamber repertoire ranging from Fauré to Dvorak to Beethoven during her summer music programs and MIT Chamber Music Society concerts. 

At MIT, Shelley was the news editor for The Tech, and serves as advisor for the Sloan Undergraduate Advisory Board, researcher at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and member of honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. Her favorite composers include Tchaikovsky and Ysaÿe. In her free time, Shelley enjoys reading, playing golf, biking along the Charles, and trying out new restaurants. Cheers!

Health Policy

As of March 14th, 2022, masks are optional. Event attendees are encouraged to be mindful of others’ risk tolerance and respectful of their personal choices. All event attendees are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and boosted. Tim Tickets are no longer required. For Killian Hall recitals, please use the Building 14 entrance either by the Lewis Music Library or at 160 Memorial Drive. Visitors may also be escorted on campus by anyone with an active MIT ID.