Spanish-South Korean violinist Judith Choi-Castro has established a professional career performing internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player.
Judith was born in the Canary Islands and studied with Anatoli Romanov. She moved to London in 2004 and obtained a BMus (Hons) degree and a Masters degree from the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. She also studied at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. During her studies she won Hatfield Music Festival 1st prize, J.E Motimer award from Martin Musical Scholarship Foundation, scholarships from “Cabildo de Canarias”, Ministerio de España, and Rondo Music society and finalist of the Llanes International Competition, Móstoles Violin Competition and “Concurso de Intercentros de España”. Her professors include Yuri Zhislin, Natalia Lomeiko, Maurice Hasson, Dong Suk Kang and Mayumi Fujikawa as well as masterclasses from Midori Goto, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Mauricio Fuks and Tasmin Little.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Judith has played at St. Martin in the Fields, Fairfield Halls, Hannover Square, Regent Hall, Fitz William Museum in Cambridge, The National Gallery as part of the Belle Shenkman Music Program, Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and Cadogan Hall. She played as a soloist Bach Double concerto with Southbank Sinfonia and recently Vivaldi Four Seasons with Magec Camerata. Internationally, Judith has played chamber music concerts in Festivals in Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Sweden and Spain.
As an orchestral player, Judith works with London Sinfonietta (including BBC Proms), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Aurora, Britten Sinfonia and London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Judith is the owner of CHOIMUSIC Records and in 2015 recorded her debut album “Assorted Encores” under her own record label sponsored by the Ayuntamiento de Candelaria. Judith is also the artistic director of the Festival Academy of Music International in Tenerife, which celebrates the 15th Anniversary next February 2019.
Judith plays a Lavazza violin from Italy c.1740 kindly on loan by the Harrison Frank Foundation and a copy of the Lord Wilton 'del Gesú' by Roger Hansell.