Daily Joy: Virtuosic Young Clarinetist

15-year-old clarinetist Joshua Choi shows us why Saint-Saëns wrote this Clarinet Sonata to feature the virtuosity of the clarinet, a then rarely-performed instrument.

For today’s Daily Joy, here is a snippet of his performance with pianist and co-host Orli Shaham. Listen to their full performance and interview by clicking here!

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Joshua Choi (clarinet), 15, lives in Palisades Park, New Jersey and attends Palisades Park High School. He is a recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. He studies clarinet with Ayako Oshima at The Juilliard School Precollege Division. He is also the youngest principal player in the New York Youth Symphony. Joshua also loves playing the bass guitar and listening to music of all kinds. He is also very excited to travel and discover new areas of the world and experience different cultures and food.