About
 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Dong-In Danny Choi (b. 1998) is a versatile young Canadian composer and musician. His style reflects a mix of lush Romantic-inspired language, film techniques, contemporary music, and a cocktail of influences from other genres; it is both accessible and original with a focus on harmony and melody. He has collaborated with various professional ensembles including the Standing Wave, Erato, Nu:BC Ensembles, the Vancouver and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, and NYU Orchestra. He is also the winner of the 2019 Howard Cable Memorial Prize in Composition.

Largely self-taught in composition, orchestration, and various instruments (piano/keys, clarinet, guitar, drums, saxophone, and cello) starting at age 10, he is fluent in many different genres. His flexibility in classical, choral, jazz, rock, funk, pop, and contemporary church music genres allows him a wide array and palette in his work. Following his BMus '20 in Composition at the University of British Columbia, where he studied with Jocelyn Morlock, Keith Hamel, Stephen Chatman, Pat Carrabre, and Dorothy Chang, Choi is currently getting his Masters in Screen Scoring at New York University.

 

Choi hopes to pursue a career as a composer who can connect emotionally with fellow musicians and his audiences in accessible ways and genres including through mediums such as film scores.

PERFORMANCES AND READINGS

 

NYU Film Scoring Premieres - New York University Orchestra

  • She Could Be The Light (2021)

Jean Coulthard Readings – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

  • A Walk Through Gyeongbokgung (2019)

  • A Battle Story (2018)

  • Rushing Through the City (2016)

Hugh Davidson Readings – Victoria Symphony Orchestra

  • Rushing Through the City (2016)

  • Destined Love (2015)

Sonic Boom Festival – Vancouver Pro Musica 

  • Fantasia for Clarinet and Piano (2019)

  • Calvary (2018) – Nu:BC

  • Tho’ Much is Taken (2017) – Erato Ensemble

  • Exploring the Jungle (2016) – Standing Wave Ensemble

 
 
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