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"His striking sense of musicianship fosters deeply profound works that are unfailingly sublime – truly a distinguished composer of this generation"

– Noah Ha, Concert Pianist
 

"Danny the music man! Dynamic, determined, humble, honest, helpful. Multi-talented, making musical magic for the masses!"

– Frances Roberts, Choir Director

"He's always doing something musical!" 

Ethan Tse, Violinist

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   Dong In Danny Choi (b. 1998) is a young composer and performer based in Vancouver. From a young age, he taught himself composition, orchestration, and six different instruments. His pieces have been played by the Vancouver and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, the Standing Wave Ensemble, Erato Ensemble, and various UBC student groups. He is currently a composition major at the University of British Colombia and has studied with Rodney Sharman, Stephen Chatman, Dorothy Chang, and Keith Hamel

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   Dong In Danny Choi (b. 1998) is a young composer and performer based in Vancouver. After developing an interest for music at the age of 10, he taught himself composition, orchestration, and various instruments in various styles, including piano, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, drums, and cello. He has been involved in multiple ensembles, including the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble, UBC Choirs, BCMEA Vocal Jazz Choir, and the North Vancouver District Honour Band and String Ensembles. He conducted the Argyle Senior Concert Band in the premiere of his piece Carpé Diem in 2016. His pieces have been played by the Vancouver and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, the Standing Wave Ensemble, Erato Ensemble, and various UBC student groups. Receiving the Ernest Wesley Cubitt Sharpe Memorial Scholarship, he is currently a studying composition at the University of British Columbia with Stephen Chatman, Dorothy Chang, and Keith Hamel. Prior to UBC, Choi has also studied with Rodney Sharman. 

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   Dong In Danny Choi (b. 1998) is a versatile young composer and performer based in Vancouver. After developing an interest for music at the age of 10, he taught himself composition, orchestration, and various instruments in various styles, including piano, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, drums, and cello. With his diverse spectrum of instruments, he is able to compose and perform in classical, choral, jazz, rock, funk, pop, and contemporary worship genres. Similarly, he has been involved in multiple ensembles, including the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble, UBC Choirs, BCMEA Honour Vocal Jazz Choir, and the North Vancouver District Honour Band and String Ensembles, as well as various jazz bands. He has also conducted the Argyle Senior Concert Band in the premiere of his piece Carpé Diem in 2016. On weekends, Choi is the music director, accompanist, and part of the tech staff at Lynn Valley Korean Methodist Church.

   Primarily an orchestral composer, his pieces have been played by ensembles such as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the Standing Wave Ensemble, Erato Ensemble, Argyle Concert Band, and various UBC student groups. Receiving the Ernest Wesley Cubitt Sharpe Memorial Scholarship, he is currently a studying composition at the University of British Columbia with Stephen Chatman, Dorothy Chang, and Keith Hamel. Prior to UBC, Choi has also studied with Rodney Sharman.

   Compositionally, Choi strives to create music that speaks to his audience, no matter what genre or form his music may be in. After completing his studies, he hopes to compose commercially for film. 

LIST of COmPOSITIONS

ORCHESTRAL

2017

A Battle Story

2016

Procella

2015

Rushing Through the City                                            

Adventure in the Rockies

Lament for String Orchestra

 

2014

Destined Love                                                                    

Memories

 

2013

Soaring Over the Horizon

 

 

SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE/CONCERT BAND

2017 Diverging Trails

2016 Carpe Diem

2015 A Royal Dream                                                              

2011 Voyage to a New World                                       

 

 

CHORAL

2018 The Road Not Taken

2015 Come…                                                                                                  

 

CHAMBER

2017 Calvary

                 for Cl., Vc., and Pno.

2017 Crossing the Bar

                 for Baritone Voice and Piano

2016 Tho' Much Is Taken

                 for Fl., Cl., Vc., Pno, and SATB Soloists

2016 Pantomime

                 for Clarinet and Piano

2015 Exploring the Jungle

                 for Fl., Cl., Perc., Pno, Vln, and Vc.                                               

2012 String Quintet in D                                                                                  

 

SOLO WORKS

Piano

2018 Spirit of the Wood

2016 Fantasia Misterioso

2012 Fantasia No. 2 in C minor  

2011 Fantasia No. 1 in C minor   

2010 Nanaimo  

Misc

2017 March of the Drunken Soldier for Percussion

2016 Through the Mist for Oboe

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