Born in Hong Kong, Chris Choi Shu-lun began studying violin at the age of six and viola at 17 under the tutelage of Wang Jiayang and Ivan Chan at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), where he completed his Master of Music Degree with full scholarships. He joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018.
First Prize winner of the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld 1st International String Competition (Chamber Music Division), Chris has performed extensively across Asia and Europe in venues including the Royal Academy of Music, the West Dean College, the Wells Cathedral, the Central Conservatory of Music, the Shantou University, the Harvard Club of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong City Hall; and in music festivals including the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), the Chilingirian's Chamber Music Festival (UK), Musicus Fest (Hong Kong) and Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. He also participated in the New York String Orchestra Seminar at the Carnegie Hall in New York, and toured with the Asian Youth Orchestra as Assistant Principal Viola. Other performances have included Walton’s Viola Concerto and Forsyth’s Viola Concerto with the Academy Symphony Orchestra, as well as solo performances at the ABRSM Prize Ceremony Presentation 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Chris is now a part time teacher at HKAPA for the Junior Music Programme, as well as conductor, violin and viola teacher at the Music Children Foundation Limited.