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Photograph: Christian Moehring
Gulrim Choi

Originally from South Korea, Gulrim Choï has lived in Paris since 1996. Parallel to her cello studies, she discovered jazz and improvisation. Fascinated by early music, she then turned to the baroque cello, which she studied under Christophe Coin and Fred Frith in Basel and Paris. 

In 2011 she was invited to be solo cellist of the European Union Baroque Orchestra, and has since performed with various baroque orchestras, including les Ambassadeurs, Pygmalion, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Holland Baroque, Marsyas, Gli Incogniti, the Dunedin Consort, and Concerto Copenhagen, and participated in numerous CD recordings. Since 2012 Gulrim Choï is the principal cellist of Ensemble Diderot. 


Her curiosity naturally led her to the viola da gamba. She plays a cello by J. Simpson (London, mid 18th century) and a cello made by Joël Klépal (after G. Guarneri filius Andrea, 1692).

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