Barrie native Julie Choi plays Barrie’s mid-day music series with a new program of music that ranges from Mozart, Korngold, Schubert, and Wagner to Liszt.
A recent McGill University grad, Choi has been active in the local community, performing at retirement homes in Barrie, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Toronto, the GTA, and Orillia as well as many concerts.
Choi is a multi-instrumentalist who started playing the piano at the age of four. Since then she has learned a variety of other instruments from the cello to the clarinet, flute, guitar, ukulele, viola, and the double bass.
At McGill, she acquired a master’s degree in collaborative piano. Her undergrad degree was in piano performance with a minor in composition. She is looking at becoming either a musical director/coach at an opera company or a vocal coach and accompanist at a university.
Over the years, Choi has written a lot of arrangements for a variety of instrumentation, choral ensembles, and solo piano. She likes to customize each composition for both musicians playing the music and the audience.
Choi will be appearing with baritone Clarence Frazer at Midday Music with Shigeru series Wednesday, June 5 at 12 noon, at Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. Admission is $10 for adults, free for students.