Winner of the prestigious “Neeme Järvi Prize” at the 2018 Gstaad Music Festival & Academy, and 2nd prize winner of the National Radio Television Albania (NRTA) International Conducting Competition 2019, Andrew Joon Choi is a classically trained, Korean American Conductor based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Since June of 2018, he is Assistant Conductor of the
Basel Sinfonietta, a world renown arts organization bringing contemporary and modern, classical music closer to audiences using innovative, exciting and provocative methods.

Joon is also the founder, Music and Artistic Director at the recently launched,
NOW Opera, a Zurich based opera organization working to bring fun and engaging opera productions into public venues, accessible for all.

In the summer of 2019, he is poised to graduate with a Master of Music degree in “Orchesterleitung” from
the Zurcher Hochschule der Künste, under the tutelage of master pedagogue and conductor, maestro Johannes Schlaefli.

In addition to his musical activities, Joon is a passionate coffee lover, visiting unique and tasty coffee shops on his musical travels as well as working at the zurich based cafe,
Auer & Co.