Jaehyuck Choi, the 1st prize winner of the 72em Concours de Geneve 2017 in composition, is the Music Director of the ensemble blank, the Korea’s leading contemporary music ensemble founded by himself. Known as one of today’s foremost composers of his generation, Mr. Choi will have five works premiered in the 2019/20 season: Untitled, a work for a mimist, and small ensemble will be premiered by Ray Wang and the ensemble blank conducted by the composer himself in September; Self in Mind IV, a work for percussion solo will be performed by June Moon Kyung Hahn in January; Nocturne VI, a work for large orchestra will be performed by the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Narah Chung in February; Dust of Light, a work for an ensemble will be performed as a Canadian premiere by the New Music Concert ensemble conducted by Matthias Pintscher; and a new work, for string quartet will be performed by the Parker Quartet in July. In 2020/21 season, his Clarinet Concerto Nocturne III ensemble version, will be performed by Jerome Comte and the Ensemble intercontemporain conducted by Matthias Pintscher; and the same work’s orchestra version will be performed by the Budapest Concerto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Eötvös in May (clarinetist TBA).

In the 2018/19 season, Mr. Choi made several significant debuts as a conductor: London Symphony Orchestra joint with the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy sharing the podium with Sir Simon Rattle and Duncan Ward conducting Stockhausen’s Gruppen; and one of the leading Korean orchestra, the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra conducting works by Gounod, Wagner, Berlioz, and Liszt; and the joint ensemble of the Laureates of the Concours de Geneve conducting a work by Reich at the Victoria Hall in Geneva.

Jaehyuck Choi began his musical training in composition since when he was 14 years old attending Walnut Hill School for the Arts and New England Concservatory’s preparatory school studying with Whitman Brown (2009-13). Soon after, Mr. Choi studied at The Juilliard School, briefly with Samuel Adler (2013-14) and then with Matthis Pintscher (2014-19) from Bachelor of Music program until the end of the Master of Music program in 2019. Mr. Choi has also studied with Unsuk Chin (2011-17) through Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra’s educational platform.

Mr. Choi’s training in conducting began studying with Peter Eötvös in his teens, starting with the works by Stockhausen. Xenakis, and Ligeti, and so forth of the important contemporary composers’ music.

Jaehyuck Choi is an artist of the Credia Starship exclusive in South Korea and is an artist of the Mecury Classic Label of the Universal Music Korea.