Latin Jazz Violinist living in Madrid
Since starting to play violin at age 3, Maureen has won numerous solo competitions and
performed with orchestras all over the U.S., Europe and Asia. After graduating from Michigan
State University, she went on to study jazz and improvisation at Berklee College of Music in
Boston. She has collaborated with top musicians in Detroit, Boston and New York, including
Rodney Whitaker, Johnny O'Neal, Larry Harlow, Ed Byrne, Kanye West, DJ Premiere and Josh
Her first jazz album Maureen Choi Quartet (2011) was very well received among US radio
stations and in publications such as Jazziz Magazine and Jazz Corner, staying in
AllAboutJazz.com’s Top 50 for several months.
Recently she recorded the soundtrack for the latest film by Emilio Aragón, “A Night in Old
Mexico”, which was nominated at the 28th annual Goya awards in the category for Best
In addition to playing in venues around the world with her Quartet, Maureen is currently
based in Madrid and teaches at the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, as well as at the
Escuela de Música Creativa in Madrid.