Johana Chai - Violin

Influenced by many great mentors and musicians, such as, University of Washington violin professor Ron Patterson, Grammy award nominee Aizuri Quartet, Eastman conductor Timothy Long, along with other teachers and friends, Johana Chai performed and shared classical works as a concertmaster at Western Symphony Orchestra, a principle player at Prague Summer Night Symphony, a member of Midcolumbia Symphony and Bellingham Symphony. Moreover, she has years of experience as a first violinist in Scholarship String Quartet, as well as a member of Western Faculty Chamber, and numerous chamber groups, in addition to, a concerto competition semi-finalist. She had performed solos, symphonies, operas, musicals, and more around the world; in U.S., South Korea, Czech Republic, and Canada. Most recent repertoires that she has performed are Bach Chaconne, Mozart Duo, Bartok Contrast Trio, and Sibelius concerto.

Aside of being a performer, for several years, she has been actively teaching students in a wide age/level range in the U.S. and Korea. She teaches in Suzuki method and in both English and Korean.

Throughout her 16-years as a violinist, collaborating with other musicians have been the drive for her to be the musician now, and she wishes to partake on spreading that passion towards music with her students and other communities.