Longy’s Gala Celebration

Highlights of Longy's 2019 Gala

We honored Timothy Chooi, First Prize Winner of the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover, Germany, as well as 1st Prize Winner of the Schadt Violin Competition in the United States of America. He had already made a name for himself as an awarded of numerous prizes, among them the Michael Hill Violin Competition in New Zealand, Montreal Symphony ManuLife Competition, and this summer, the ‘Prix Yves Paternot’ of the Verbier Festival Academy as ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician,’ earning him his debut as a solo artist in the upcoming season at the Vebier Festival. Chooi has performed worldwide with renowned orchestras, among them the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the NDR Philharmonie.

Previous Years at the Gala

2018 Gala
We honored conductor Thomas Wilkins with the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society. Please enjoy the video on his remarks!

About Sistema Side-by-Side

Longy’s Sistema Side-by-Side Program grew out of a generous gift from Garth and Lindsay Greimann in 2013. Since then, the program has grown from 35, to over 110 young musicians! By attending Longy’s Gala each year, you can help us ensure the continued success of this life-changing program. Here’s to the next eight years of Sistema Side-by-Side!