Eugene Choi

South Korea

Described as ‘magical and mesmerizing’, ’her Chopin touches people’s heart and soul’ ( Frankfurt Allgemeiner Zeitung), and having a ‘charismatic stage presence multiplied by her personal charm’,( Frankfurter Neue Presse) ‘formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity’ (The Piano) EUGENE CHOI is a pianist of iron will, utmost devotion and romantic inspiration.

Today EUGENE CHOI, exclusive artist of SONY Classical and a piano faculty at Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zürich, Switzerland is busy with her new project – ‘EON International Music Academy’. ( ‘EON’ has a double meaning: Eugene ON(line) & Exceptional Online Network).

Ms. Choi performed her numerous solo recitals in world-renowned festivals such as Rheingau, Weilburg, Varazdin, Opatia, Kotor, Montenegro, Lyubliana, Holzhausenschlöschen, Holzhausenschlöschen, Augusburger Mozartiade, Chopin Gesellschaft, Steinway series, Bechstein concert series, as well as 7 consecutive appearances at Alte Oper Frankfurt among others, which led to a selection as ‘The 11th most important person in Frankfurt', published in an article “50 most important people in Frankfurt”, by monthly magazine ‘Journal of Frankfurt’, a list that included such personalities as the CEO of Deutsche Bank ( the 1st) and the president of Alte Oper ( 7th ).

Eugene’s magnificent, magical, highly refined yet intelligent performances have brought attention among the artistic consultants of the Korean government, bringing her to the stages celebrating diplomatic ties between Republic of Korea and Luxemburg, Serbia as well as Norway. Her concert as a soloist for the Grieg’s Piano concerto brought her rave reviews such as ‘comparable to the performance of world-famous pianist Leif Ove Andnes’. Also, her performance at Serbia’s Great Kolarac Hall, Belgrade, brought her an offer from Radio Television of Serbia for a CD production, subsequently a Sony Classical CD release of “Franz Liszt: Reflections” in 2011.

Ms Choi has been extremely successful in musical academia as well. After finishing her studies in Boston, Eugene entered the Hochschule für Music und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main in Germany to study with Prof. Dr. Lev Natochenny.

In the last few years, she has served as Director of Academy & Professor in residence in several festivals in European countries: ’Festival Gegen den Strom’ (Germany) and ‘Piano Loop Academy’ in Split, Croatia, and Director of ‘Lev Natochenny International piano Institute’, which gave her firm foundation and capability to create her own institution “EON International Music Academy” ‘EugeneONmusic’ ( EONmusic).

Her enthusiastic, emphatic, passionate, flexible and encouraging pedagogic approach and caring personality have helped many students at all levels. This new Eugene Choi's project – EONmusic, ”Extraordinary Online Network" – is destined to become a significant addition to the world of Music.