Korean-Canadian cellist Joanne Yesol Choi, is an avid chamber musician and founding member of the Dior Quartet. The ensemble was the Bronze Medalist of the 2019 Fischoff NationalChamber Music Competition, prize winners of the 2021 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition and 2019 Plowman Chamber Music Competition, and the new Quartet-in-Residence at the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Joanne has performed and participated in several international residencies such as the Banff Chamber Music Residency, Robert Mann SQ Seminar, MISQA, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Britten Pears Chamber Music Lab (UK) and Beethoven Haus Residency (Germany).

She has performed in masterclasses for Mischa Maisky, Alisa Weilerstein, Colin Carr, Andres Diaz, Joseph Johnson and collaborated with Orion Weiss, Phillip Setzer, Andrew Wan, Owen Dalby, Stephen Lemelin, Douglas McNabney and Eric Silberger in chamber music settings.

Joanne completed her Bachelors and Masters Degree at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music and studied with Eric Kim, Brandon Vamos, and the Pacifica Quartet. She was a
scholarship student at the Phil and Eli Taylor Academy for Young Artists at the Royal Conservatory of Music for 6 years until 2014. Joanne will be returning to continue her studies as a Fellow in the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program starting Fall



The Glenn Gould School,

Royal Conservatory


Indiana University,

Jacobs School of Music


Indiana University,

Jacobs School of Music

Rebanks Fellow 

Master of Music, Cello Performance 

Bachelor of Music, Cello Performance 

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