Faculty & Staff

Rachel Yunkyung Choo
Lecturer, Coordinator of Classroom Piano
Degrees & Accomplishments
DMA (candidate), Rutgers University
Graduate Performance Diploma, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Master of Music, The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music, The Juilliard School

Pianist Rachel Yunkyung Choo has been praised for her artistry and musical sensitivity and enjoys an active career as a soloist and chamber musician. Choo made her U.S. debut at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Orchestra under maestro James Colon. The New York Sun lauded the performance as a “perfect” playing that exhibited “a strong-handed air of confidence.”

A native of Seoul, Korea, Choo gave her debut public solo recital at the Kum-ho Arts Hall as part of the Prodigy Concert series at the age of 12. Her performances have included solo recitals and chamber concerts at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Kumho Art Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and LOTTE Concert Hall. Choo has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras, including Korean National University of Arts Orchestra, Gangnam Symphony Orchestra, Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, The Juilliard Orchestra, and TBC Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra. The performances and interviews have been broadcast on Cleveland’s WCLV Radio, New Jersey’s WWFM, and Korea’s KBS Classic FM Radio.

An active chamber musician, Choo is a member of piano ensemble At65. She is a co-founder of a nonprofit organization, gatchi, where she focuses on promoting new music of Asia and America.