Alan Choo, Assistant Artistic Director

Violinist Alan Choo, whose performances have been described by The Straits Times Singapore as “an intoxicating brew of poetry and dare-devilry,” performs on the global stage as a leading soloist, chamber musician and historical specialist. He made his solo debut with Apollo’s Fire at the Tanglewood and Ravinia Music Festivals in 2017. He then served as an Artistic Leadership Fellow under the guidance of Jeannette Sorrell for four years, before being named Concertmaster and Assistant Artistic Director for the ensemble in September 2022. He is also Founder and Artistic Director of Red Dot Baroque, Singapore’s first professional period ensemble, which is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
Alan has performed as guest concertmaster and soloist with the Shanghai Camerata in China; and as soloist with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Orchestra of the Music Makers, and more. He won 1st prize in the Singapore National Piano and Violin Competition in 2011. He has given masterclasses and lectures at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Michigan State University, and other colleges in the U.S. and Singapore. Alan holds a Doctorate in Historical Performance from Case Western Reserve University, as well as degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory. He is currently recording an album of the complete Rosary Sonatas by Heinrich Biber with Apollo’s Fire.

“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.” –CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK)

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