Minah Choi

Composer, pianist, and harpsichordist, Minah Choi started playing piano when she was four and began composing at 14. 

Choi is a PhD candidate in music composition at Rutgers University, under the direction of Robert Aldridge. She has received the masters of music in composition at Mannes College The New School for Music, where she was harpsichordist for the Mannes Baroque Ensemble, and the bachelor of music in composition at SUNY Stony Brook University. Choi has studied piano with Andrea Christie and Tyler Wottrich, harpsichord with Bethany Cencer and Arthur Hass, and film scoring with Michael Bacon. Her past composition teachers include Sheila Silver, David Loeb, Robert Cuckson, David Tcimpidis, Derek Bermel, David Dzubay, and Noam Sivan.  Additionally, she has participated in master classes with Pierre Jalbert and Louis Karchin.

Her music has premiered and received performances at Carnegie Hall, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Brevard Music Center, and California Summer Music.  

Recently, Choi collaborated with visual artist Sooa Kim on a project entitled “Disconcerting” which included her orchestral piece, “From Darkness to Light.”  Choi’s orchestral piece was featured along with her arrangements of Erik Satie, Gymnopédie No.1for chamber orchestra at the The New School, Parsons Festival in NYC.Also, she has collaborated with Zachary Blaesi on the film Two Sisters and scored Jenny Zhang’s film, Sunset Park, which was featured in China. Choi’s Diabelli variation “Day dreaming…” was premiered at Carnegie Hall by Carl Patrick Bolleia.

Her piece “Labyrinth” was written for a flute and piano in collaboration with the Mason Gross Dance Department, which was performed in November 2015.