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Jihea Choi holds a Master of Music degree from University of Maryland, as well as a Performer’s Certificate from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Music degree from The Catholic University. She has studied with some of the premier cellists, including Robert Newkirk, David Teie and Marc Johnson.

Trained in the Suzuki Method, Ms. Choi is passionate about helping students reach their full potential, adjusting the program to suit the individual student. She is on the faculty at the Potomac School and Landon School. In addition, she teaches at Cellospeak, a two-week program whose goal is to build the technique and ensemble skills of adult amateur students, and performs as a member of the Cellospeak faculty ensemble, 16 Cellos.

A chamber musician as well as an accomplished orchestral cellist, Ms. Choi plays with the Washington Concert Opera Orchestra, National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra in addition to Alexandria and National Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Choi currently serves as an associate principal cellist with the Fairfax Symphony.