Dong-In Danny Choi
N.B. Not to be confused with Daniel Choi.
Dong-In Danny Choi (b. 1998) is a Canadian composer and performer.
Largely self-taught in composition, orchestration, and various instruments (piano/keys, clarinet, guitar, drums, saxophone, and cello) starting at age 10, he is fluent in many different genres. His flexibility in classical, choral, jazz, rock, funk, pop, and contemporary church music genres allows him a wide array and palette in his work.
Choi's style reflects a mix of Romantic-inspired language, film techniques, contemporary music, and influences from various other genres that is both accessible and original, with a focus on harmony and melody. He has collaborated with various professional ensembles including the Standing Wave, Erato, Nu:BC Ensembles, the Vancouver and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. He is also the winner of the 2019 Howard Cable Memorial Prize in Composition.
Danny remains as a performer with the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Singers. He also serves as music director and accompanist at Lynn Valley Korean Methodist Church.
Works for Winds
- Carpe Diem (2016/2020)
- Diverging Trails (2017)
- Peacekeeper (2019)
- Remembrance (2018)
- Rider of the Mountain (2019)
- A Royal Dream (2015)
- Voyage to a New World (2011)
- Dong-In Danny Choi website Accessed 4 September 2020
- The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 291.