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Colin Choi

Colin, age 14, will be a freshman at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, IL. He began his piano studies at age 5 and is a student of Sueanne Metz. 
Seven months after he began piano, Colin started participating in competitions. He has won first place in numerous contests including the Music Festival in Honor of Confucius, the Sejong Music Competition, the North Shore Music Teachers Association Competition, and the Roberta Savler Contest. He also won second place in the New Music National Young Artist Competition.
At age 7, Colin won first place in the International Youth Praise Festival and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. The following year, Colin was selected as a winner of the International Chopin Celebration Competition and was featured in a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Colin made his concerto debut in 2011, at age 9, with the Oistrach Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart’s Concerto no. 23 in A major. His performance was broadcasted on WFMT 98.7 classical radio station. Since then, he has performed as a soloist with the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Harper Symphony Orchestra. Colin was a first place winner in several concerto competitions, including the Walgreens National Concerto Competition, the Arthur Monzka Young Artists Concerto Competition, and the Emilio Del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition. 
Colin has also been a prize winner in several national and international competitions. In 2013, Colin won 3rd place and the best performance award for contemporary music at the Los Angeles Young Musician International Competition. In June 2014, Colin won first place in the Aloha International Piano Festival in Hawaii. Colin was also chosen as the Illinois state winner in the Music Teacher National Association Competition of 2014. Most recently, Colin won first place in the senior division of the Chopin Youth Piano Competition in Wisconsin.
Colin has also made public appearances and given solo recitals at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Grand Piano Haus, the Women’s Athletic Club, and the Young Steinway Concert Series at the Skokie Library. Past fall, Colin performed in a Bach recital which was hosted by WFMT, Chicago’s Classical radio station.

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