Flutist Jasmine Choi is renowned throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States for her brilliant playing. Her adventurous approach to repertoire has established her as an innovator who also writes her own transcriptions of great works for other instruments.
Born into a musical family in Seoul, Jasmine Choi began violin studies at three and piano lessons at five, but when she was nine she received a flute for her birthday, igniting her passion for performance. At 16, she was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music as one of the last students of legendary New York Philharmonic principal flute Julius Baker – who called her "a huge sensation." Choi subsequently earned a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, after which she was immediately hired at 22 as associate principal flute at Cincinnati Symphony. Six years later she moved on to Vienna Symphony’s principal flute chair; in 2013 she launched her solo career.
As a solo recording artist, Choi has recorded Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp K. 299 and the Concerto for Flute K. 314; Claude Bolling’s Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio, Mozart Flute Quartets, and the 12 Fantasies for Solo Flute by Telemann. This last recording, called “The Telemann Files,” was launched through an innovative and highly successful online crowd-funding campaign.