Chooi Brothers and Philip Chiu, in recital. March 15, 2018

Nikki Chooi, violin & Timothy Chooi, violin, with Philip Chiu, piano
Acclaimed violinist-brothers Nikki and Timothy Chooi and pianist Philip Chiu gave a memorable recital of music ranging from Romantic to contemporary; the latter was represented by a solo violin work of the Canadian composer Chan Ka Nin. Leading musicians of the new generation, the performers dazzled an appreciative audience with expressive musicianship, virtuosity, and the sheer joy of their art. The pre-concert chat by the artists included a discussion of the 1717 Stradivarius violin played by Timothy Chooi. This recital, part of the ensemble’s brief tour of Western Canada, was co-presented with Prairie Debut.