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BIOGRAPHY

Dong-In Danny Choi (b. 1998) is a versatile young composer and performer based in Vancouver. His style reflects a mix of lush Romantic-inspired language, film techniques, contemporary music, and influences from various other genres that 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, and the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony 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 pallet in his work.

Danny also remains as a performer with the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Singers, staying connected to the spirit of performance. He also serves as music director and accompanist at Lynn Valley Korean Methodist Church. 

Danny's ultimate goal as a composer is to connect emotionally with his audiences in various genres including through mediums such as film scores. 

PERFORMANCES AND READINGS

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

Argyle Senior Concert Band

  • Carpe Diem (2016) 

  • A Royal Dream (2015)

North Vancouver Music Festival

  • Fantasia No. 2 in C minor for piano (2012)

  • Fantasia No. 1 in C minor for piano (2011)

 

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AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2019

Howard Cable Memorial Prize in Composition

Joseph Chung Scholarship

2018

Korean Honor Scholarship

Isabel Jane Lownsbrough Memorial Scholarship

Ernest Wesley Cubitt Sharpe Memorial Scholarship

Joseph Chung Scholarship

Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation (VKCSF) Scholarship

2017

Cortland Hultberg Memorial Scholarship 

Ernest Wesley Cubitt Sharpe Memorial Scholarship

Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation (VKCSF) Scholarship 

2016

Ernest Wesley Cubitt Sharpe Memorial Scholarship

BC Achievement Scholarship

District Authority Scholarship for Music and High Provincial Exams

Artist for Kids Jack Shadbolt Scholarship for Excellence in Music

Greg Quan Scholarship for Music

Koon Chang Scholarship for Fine Arts

Argyle Music Association Scholarship

Top Outstanding Graduating Musician Award

Beethoven’s Bust Award for outstanding composer.

5/4 Award for being and active member in all 5 Argyle Ensembles. 

 
 
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