Elli Choi United States, 16, Senior

Elli is quickly establishing herself as one the most talented violinists of her generation. She has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Elli has been studying at the Juilliard Pre-College since the age of seven. In September 2016, she was the winner of the Monaco World Music Competition in Monte Carlo. In 2015 alone, Elli won 1st Prize at the Wieniawski Lipinski International Competition and the Grand Prix of the 11th Young Virtuoso Competition in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was a prizewinner at the Internationale Sommer Akademie des Mozarteum, Salzburg 2013.

“It is a great honour to be participating in the Menuhin Competition once again. I look forward to meeting artists and colleagues from all over the world to form new friendships. I am excited to take part in this joyous festival once again and I hope to make unforgettable memories that will benefit my career as a musician.”


15 April
5.05pm - 5.35pm
Senior First Rounds
18 April
1.55pm - 2.25pm
Senior Semi Final


Senior First Rounds
  • J.S. Bach Solo Sonata in C major BWV 1005, Largo and Allegro Assai
  • Mozart First movement of Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K.218
  • Paganini Caprice No. 4 for Solo Violin, Op.1
  • Paganini (arr. Kreisler) I Palpiti Op. 13
Senior Semi Final
  • Beethoven String Quartet Op.18, No. 4 in C minor
  • Yair Klartag Half Tiger, Half Poet
  • Ysaÿe Sonata Op. 27, No. 6
  • Ponce Estrellita