In the summer of 2011, Ethel announced Jennifer Choi would join Ethel as Mary Rowell’s successor. A fellow Juilliard alumnus, Jennifer joined the continuing members of ETHEL: Cornelius Dufallo, violin; Ralph Farris, viola; and Dorothy Lawson, cello. Jennifer began her full ETHEL concert duties this summer.
After a thorough search and audition process, ETHEL enthusiastically welcomed Choi to the group. Known for her solid classical background and creative improvisational skills, Choi is a perfect addition to ETHEL. “The significance of ETHEL in the classical music world is incomparable – from mentoring aspiring composers to commissioning new works by accomplished ones,” says Choi. “It’s intensely exciting to share the responsibility of such a reputable group. I can’t wait to embark on this journey with them!”