Eugene Choo, who has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D. C., was the winner of the Gold Prize for violin and the Silver Prize for piano at the Seventh International Youth Praise Festival in 2010. Eugene began studying violin and piano at the age of 5, and his music education includes having studied both violin and piano at the Peabody Prepatory School for two years (2008-2010). He now studies violin with Mr. Ricardo Cyncynates (Assistant Concertmaster, National Symphony Orchestra) and studies piano with Mr. Artur Aksenov. At the Levine School of Music, he was selected to perform in recitals when the jury awarded Eugene with Distinction in the 2011, 2012 and 2014 Piano Juries, and was awarded the Second Prize at the Cogen Concerto Competition (Piano Intermediate Division) in 2012. In the 9th INPASS Praise Festival, he was the Gold Prize Winner in violin and the Silver Prize Winner in piano. Eugene was also selected to perform by the Youth Orchestras of Prince William in 2012 Winter Recital, 2013 Spring Recital and Winter Recital. In 2013, Eugene was the 2nd Place Winner in both piano and violin category at the American Protégé International Concerto Competition and also won 3rd Place in the 42nd Annual Joseph and Goldie Feder Memorial String Competition (Intermediate Violin Category) and received the Goldie B. Feder Award and performed at the Winner’s Concert at the Kennedy Center Millinium Stage in Washington D.C.. Also, Eugene was awarded 3rd prize at the Asian American Music Society (AAMS) International Competition in both piano and violin (Strings). In 2013, Eugene had a piano masterclass with Dr. Dmitri Shteinberg and was invited to perform (violin) with the Manassas Symphony Orchestra at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Virginia. In 2014. Eugene won 1st Prize in the Congen Concerto Competition in Piano and was invited to play for Mr. Andrew Sords Violin Masterclass.
Eugene Choo is 13 years old and is currently the Concertmaster of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Prince William. He attends Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School, where he is in the seventh grade.