This recording is an element of the First Prize of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, won by Nikki Chooi in June 2013.
The Michael Hill International Violin Competition aims to recognise and encourage excellence and musical artistry, and to expand performance opportunities for young violinists from all over the world who are launching their professional careers and who aspire to establish themselves on the world stage. Since its inauguration in 2001, the ‘Michael Hill’ has achieved global standing as a competition, and elevated to international recognition a succession of young violinists. It delivers wraparound New Zealand hospitality and a genuine commitment to the development of every participating artist.
Nikki Chooi with Stephen De Pledge: Works for Violin & Piano:
Gershwin, George: Preludes (3)(arr. Jascha Heifitz)
Prokofiev, Sergej: Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80
Violin Sonata in G major