Joanna Choe, 17, flute

September 25, 2021, 11:00 am

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On Introductions this Saturday, 17-year-old Joanna Choe, a flute student of Hideko Amano. She performs music by Adolphus Hailstork and Philippe Gaubert; concerto movements by Mozart and Ibert; and the François Borne Carmen Fantasy. Thank you to Delmark Records for allowing WFMT to record in their Riverside Studios in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood.

Joanna Choe is 17 years old has been playing flute for 7 years. Some of her musical achievements include being named Principal Flute of the ILMEA District 7 Senior Honor Band in both 2018 and 2019, and sitting 2nd chair at the 2020 ILMEA All-State Honor Band. She also won first prize in the the 2021 Society of American Musicians Flute Competition and 2018 Chicago Flute Club Competition; and honorable mentions in the 2021 Discover FAA High School Music Competition and the Senior Division of the 2018 National Walgreens Concerto Competition.

Joanna was also selected to participate in the 2021 Galway Flute Festival where she performed in masterclasses for Nicola Mazzanti and Lady Jeanne Galway. She was also selected for the 2021 ARIA Academy Flute Program, and will be performing in Carnegie Hall this December. When she’s not playing flute, Joanna enjoys trying exotic produce, brewing coffee, and swimming.


Adolphus Hailstork: Flute Set:
1st movement

Philippe Gaubert: Fantasy for flute and piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Concerto in G, K. 313:
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Adagio ma non troppo

Jacques Ibert: Flute Concerto:
I. Allegro

François Borne: Carmen Fantasy