Praised for her “delightful idiosyncrasy”, “narrative sweep and involving performances” (The Classical Source), violinist Julia Choi is active in many spheres of the music world today. Ms. Choi joined the First Violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2019. Prior to her appointment, she performed extensively as an extra musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and has also appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Montclair Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony. Throughout her career, she has worked in various orchestras with world-renowned conductors, and has also won top prizes in several competitions, including the LISMA International, Caprio Young Artist, and New York Competitions. In pursuit of her ultimate goal in becoming a versatile and most well-rounded musician, Julia enjoys her career as a performer, but also as an educator for violin and ear training. She is currently residing in New Jersey, where has maintained her private teaching studio for over a decade. Especially an advocate of orchestral and chamber music playing, Julia has served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, New York String Orchestra Seminar, Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and Music Academy Festival Orchestra, and is also violinist of the Hyon Trio. She has received Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The Juilliard School as well as a Professional Degree in Orchestral Performance from The Manhattan School of Music, under the tutelage of Glenn Dicterow, Lisa Kim, Sally Thomas, and Sylvia Rosenberg.