Holly Hyun Choe ’17 MM Receives 2019 Taki Award

Taki Award honorees receive a financial prize and support from Marin Alsop and the Taki Fellowship team.

Holly Hyun Choe smiles and holds her conducting baton. She is wearing black and there is a black background.

Holly Hyun Choe ’17 MM has been honored with the Taki Award from the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship for women conductors. Choe earned her master's degree in wind ensemble conducting, studying with Charles Peltz.

The Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship offers mentoring by Marin Alsop and career support and encouragement from the Taki Fellowship team. The Taki Award was established this year in recognition of three distinguished finalists, including Choe. Taki Award recipients receive a one time financial prize and support from Marin Alsop and the Taki Fellowship team.

About Holly Hyun Choe

Choe is currently a Conducting Fellow of the prestigious Deutscher Musikrat Dirigentenforum (Conductor’s Forum) in Germany through which she was able to conduct concerts with the Heidelberg Symphony, and the Hofer Symphoniker. In April 2019 she was chosen as one of the two new Conducting Fellows of the Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation Mentoring Program in Hungary.

Holly is currently completing her second master’s degree at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in orchestral conducting with the world-renown teacher, Johannes Schlaefli.

More about Holly Hyun Choe

Choe Joins Fellow NEC Alumnae

Choe is the most recent of three NEC alumnae to be honored by the Taki Fellowship. Previous honorees include:

  • Mei-Ann Chen ’95, ’98 MM | 2007 Taki Fellow
  • Lina Gonzalez-Granados ’14 MM, ’15 GD | 2017 Taki Fellow
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