Triumph for Timothy Chooi at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels
Last night just after midnight, it was official: Timothy Chooi was awarded the second prize at the renowned Queen Elizabeth Competition. The audience acclaimed his impassioned, vibrant and poetic interpretation of the Tchaikovsky violin concerto with standing ovations, and the press emphasized especially the clarity of his musical craft and his ability to communicate the work\’s emotional core. Here are some excerpts: \”He possesses a true sense of music… He breathes music… Poised and self-confident… Effortless playing… Flamboyant energy… A breathtaking performance… An impassioned, alive and delicate reading of the concerto… Completely deserved standing ovations\”.
The jury was composed of distinguished artists, among whom were Natalia Prischepenko, Arabella Steinbacher, Lorenzo Gatto,, Patrice Fontanarosa and Vadim Repin.