Maureen Choi

Instrument: Violin | Location: Madrid

“Maureen Choi is one of those rare talents that can navigate in a number of musical styles from classical to jazz and everything in between”
—James Nadal. All About Jazz.

Updated: April 29, 2019

Born: March 11, 1983

Since starting to play violin at age 3, Maureen has won numerous solo competitions and performed with orchestras all over the U.S., Europe and Asia. After graduating from Michigan State University, she went on to study jazz and improvisation at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has collaborated with top musicians in Detroit, Boston and New York, including Rodney Whitaker, Johnny O'Neal, Larry Harlow, Ed Byrne, Kanye West, DJ Premiere and Josh Groban.

Her first jazz album “Maureen Choi Quartet” (2011) was very well received among US radio stations and in publications such as Jazziz Magazine and Jazz Corner, staying in AllAboutJazz.com’s Top 50 for several months. Recently she recorded the soundtrack for the latest film by Emilio Aragón, “A Night in Old Mexico”, which was nominated at the 28th annual Goya awards in the category for Best Original Music. In addition to playing in venues around the world with her Quartet, Maureen is currently based in Madrid and teaches at the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, as well as at the Escuela de Música Creativa in Madrid.

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“The excellent quartet disc Ida y Vuelta, reflects influences from through-out the Spanish-speaking world” - Downbeat Magazine
Primary Instrument

Violin

Location

Madrid

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Recordings

Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Jun19Wed
Maureen Choi
Cliff Bell's
Detroit, MI
Jun20Thu
Maureen Choi Quartet
Bop Stop
Cleveland, OH
$20
Jun21Fri
Maureen Choi Quartet: "theia" Album Release
BLU Jazz+
Akron, OH
$20
Jun21Fri
Maureen Choi
BLU Jazz+
Akron, OH
Jun22Sat
Maureen Choi
Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
East Lansing, MI
Jun28Fri
Maureen Choi
An Die Musik Live
Baltimore, MD
Jun29Sat
Maureen Choi
An Die Musik Live
Baltimore, MD