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Olivia Choi

2024 Violin A

Violinist Minyoung Olivia Choi is a sophomore at Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University studying with Professor Judith Ingolfsson. She was born in Berkeley, California, and began her violin studies at age three with Eugene Chukhlov, continuing with Lisa Lee and Zhao Wei at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and with Zaven Melikian in his private studio. Olivia was a member of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra for five seasons starting 2018 and has toured Europe with the orchestra. She served as one of the regional directors of the Back to Bach Project, a nonprofit organization promoting music education. In collaboration with Back to Bach, Olivia was involved in The KEYS Program for children of families affected by cancer and continues to provide mentorship and music lessons.