Praised for her “delightful idiosyncrasy” and “narrative sweep and involving performances” (The Classical Source), violinist Julia Choi is active in many spheres of the music world today. Ms. Choi joined the First Violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2019. Prior to her appointment, she has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Montclair Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony as a guest musician. Throughout her career, she has worked in various orchestras with world-renowned conductors, and has also won top prizes in several competitions, including the LISMA International, Caprio Young Artist, and New York Competitions. In pursuit of her ultimate goal in becoming a versatile and most well-rounded musician, Julia enjoys her career as a performer, but also as an educator for violin and ear training. Ms. Choi is currently a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music’s Pre-College Program and Artist-Faculty at the Charles Ives Music Festival, and has given masterclasses for institutions including University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, Chicago’s DePaul University, Orchestra of the Americas, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has previously served for three years as a Teaching Assistant of the Ear Training Department at Juilliard, for both the College and Pre-College Divisions, and is currently residing in New York City, where has maintained her private teaching studio for over a decade. She has received Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The Juilliard School as well as a Professional Degree in Orchestral Performance from The Manhattan School of Music, under the tutelage of Glenn Dicterow, Lisa Kim, Sally Thomas, and Sylvia Rosenberg.