Pius Choi started playing the trombone at the age of 14 under the tutelage of Michael Wyborn. In 2011, he was part of the Rotary youth exchange program which enabled him to live and travel around Europe for a year and broaden his musical experiences. While he was there he was able attend masterclasses and lessons with Jorgen Van Rijen, Alain Pire, David Rey and performed with the Belgian Trombone choir under the baton of Tim Van Medegael.
After he started his Bachelor of Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and studied with Scott Kinmont, Nick Bryne and Ron Prussing. During his course he had performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra and with various orchestras and ensembles in Sydney. He also performed in masterclasses with Dudley Bright and members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and in the Brisbane low brass weekend (2016).
He was part of the 2016 Australian Youth Orchestra international tour under the baton of Manfred Honeck and had been invited as a guest musician in Hennessy's 20th anniversary concert with the members of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Hanoi. In the same year he won the Sydney Conservatorium of Music concerto competition and will be performing Henri Tomasi's concerto for trombone and orchestra in September 2017 with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.
He is now living in Melbourne and studying at the Australian National Academy Of Music (ANAM).
Outside of music, Pius is interested in various sports such as swimming, table tennis and soccer. He also enjoys traveling and eating.
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