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Yoonmi Aria Choi



Yoonmi Choi is music director/ pianist Grammy Nominated vocalist Concha Buika.
rwas born in  Incheon, South Korea.
She received her education in classical and jazz piano at Sookmyung Women's University and Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts College.

She moved Netherlands and took one more bachelor at Prince Claus Conservatoire and graduated with the highest performance score from 4 famous jazz pianists in Netherlands. And her original composition series "7 Days" got 2014 International Leiden Jazz  award in Netherlands.


As one-of-a-kind protege of the ivories, Yoonmi has graced the stage of over 300 venues in the Europe.  Some of her performance credits include  Brussels Marathon Jazz Festival (Belgium) and  she opened for the Dave Douglas Quintet at the Oosterport (Netherlands). She also had opportunities to play with some of great jazz musicians Alex Sipiagin, Gene Jackson, Tony Miceli and many others.

Yoonmi moved to New York in 2015.  She finished at Queens College(New York, USA) to complete her Master of Jazz performance. With the highest final performance score again.

After that She got great 
opportunity to work with  Grammy Nominated vocalist Concha Buika as a pianist and music director. Tour is included world famous festivals includied SF Jazz festival, New Port Jazz festival, NYC summer stage, Red Sea Jazz festival, Brave Music festival  and other great famous venues.

Now, She is playing in New York with her trio and working as a music director at 'Truffels jazz murder and mystery' musical show in Time square, Manhattan and Jazz ensemble director in Garden State Opera, Inc. Also she is playing with various band - Adel Experience, New York Nightingales , Lady and the vamps and Remo band.



2010 Hoseo University CCM Competition (2nd Place),  
2014 International Leiden Jazz Ceompetition Award (Winner),

 2017 International Virtual Jazz Contest(4th place). 


Other performance credits:


New Port Jazz festival(USA), Carnegie Hall(New York), Red sea Jazz festival(ISrael), NYC Summer stage(New York), Mexico  Tajin Festival,  Idstein Jazz Festival (Germany), Jazz Time at Ampion (Netherlands), Swingin Groningen Festival (Netherlands), Brussels Marathon Jazz Festival (Belgium),  Rostov International Jazz Festival (Russia), JazzBoz Festival,  Leiden Summer Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Autumn Assen Jazz Festival (Netherlands),  ROKY Festival (Germany), Korea Jazz wave Festival, Buk-chon Art Festival, Jandari Festa, Chun-cheon Art Festival(Korea) and Ulsan Jazz festival (Korea).



3살때부터 피아노를 시작한 최윤미는 인천예술고등학교를 거쳐 2007년 클래식 피아노과 숙명여대를 졸업했다. 이 후,  재즈로 전공을 전향하고 한국 유명 실용음악 대학 동아방송예술대학교 재학중에 네덜란드로  Prince Claus Conservatory, 뉴욕 퀸즈 컬리지에서 모두 연주 최고점으로 졸업하였다.

재학중 유럽에 있는 각종 재즈 페스티발에 초청을 받아
최윤미 트리오 으로 네덜란드, 벨기에, 네덜란드, 독일, 러시아 , 한국, 미국 그리고 이탈리아에서 300회 이상 활발한 연주를 하였는데 
2014 Netherlands Leiden 국제 재즈 콩쿨에서 우승 후,
한국으로 귀국한 일년간 코리아 인천 Wave Jazz 페스티발,
울산 재즈페스티발, 북촌 음악 페스티발, 춘천 아트페스티발 등에 초청받아 음악적인 발판을 넓힌 것은  그녀의 향 후 행보에 많은 가능성을 보여 주었다.

2015년, 좀더 넓은 세상, 훌륭한 뮤지션들과의 연주를 기대하며 뉴욕으로 건너간 최윤미는  타임스퀘어 Swing 46에서 진행하는 Girl Behind the Curtian 프로덕션, 브로드웨이 뮤지컬 음악감독으로 발탁되고, 2019년
그래미 어워드 보컬리스트 Concha Buika의 피아니스트이자 음악감독으로 선정 되며 카네기홀, New Port Jazz festival, Red Sea Jazz festival, NYC Summerstage, SF Jazz center, Coliseu Theater 등 세계 유명 음악 공연장과 페스티벌에서 공연중에 있다.

또한  자신의 트리오 활동을 병행함과 동시, 여러 음악 프로젝트에 합류하여 현재 Garden State Opera, Inc 의 재즈 앙상블 디렉터와 뉴욕  맨하탄의 유명 공연장 B.B.King, Cafe Wha 그리고 뉴욕 힐튼호텔  에서 주로 활동하는 Adel Experience 와 New York Nightingales 그리고 Lady and the vamps의 밴드 마스터로 뉴욕과 세계에서 바쁘게 활약하고 있다.

Yoonmi Choi has excellent technique. Her original compositions which includes her own sound were wide range for everyone. Her playing is creative and exciting. Concert was fantasitc from the beginning to the end.

Leiden Jazz Award

Leiden, Netherlands

Coming from and going to these melodies is done with unexpected turns, suspense and playful improvisations.

Charlie Crooijmans

Journalist at VPRO Vrije Geluiden, World Music Forum

Yoonmi Choi is bright, energetic, compassionate and creative. I recommed her music and performances in he strongest terms for everyone seriously interested in the development of modern jazz piano.

Marc Van Roon

Europian Jazz Trio Pianist, Netherlands

The excellent piano work from Choi that turns this one into a winner. The way she uses both hands is outstanding. 

Fernando Rodriguez De Mondesert

Journalist at All About Jazz, Director of Jazz en Dominicana

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