Artist Bio

Estelle Choi, cello

Canadian cellist Estelle Choi has garnered top prizes as a soloist and as a chamber musician and has gained international recognition as a founding member of the Calidore String Quartet. Praised by the New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct,” the Calidore won the grand prize of the 2016 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. As a member of the Calidore, Choi is an Avery Fisher Career Grant winner, a recipient of the Lincoln Center Emerging Artists award, a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship recipient. Choi and the Calidore are currently in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program. She teaches at the University of Delaware and University of Toronto.