A native of Chile, Unusdian Errandonea started cello at the Conservatory of the University of Chile, then continued his music education at the College of Charleston with Dr. Natalia Khoma after being awarded a full scholarship. He was a prize winner in the 2010 South Carolina MTNA Young Artists Competition, and was also a recipient of the Julian Hayes and Clifford Milton Award for Excellence in Strings at the College of Charleston. Mr. Errandonea received his D.M.A in cello performance from Louisiana State University where he studied with Dennis Parker. He is currently the principal cellist of the North Charleston POPS! and regularly performs with other orchestras around the Lowcountry. He has also performed in Chile, Canada, Austria and the United States in solo recitals and featured as a soloist. Mr. Errandonea is also an accomplished double bass player and has performed in chamber performances as well as the Louisiana Bass Festival.
Nayoung Choi was born in South Korea where she began studying piano age five. Throughout her school years Ms. Choi performed and was awarded prizes in numerous competitions in South Korea. She also won First Prize at the International Youth Music Contest and the 17th National Student Music Competition in Seoul. Nayoung moved to the United States for her undergraduate studies at Southeastern Louisiana University where she studied on a full scholarship under Kenneth Boulton. She went on to receive a master of music degree from Louisiana State University as a student of Willis Delony. Ms. Choi regularly performs a wide variety of repertoire in both solo and chamber recitals and she will make her Carnegie Hall debut next year. Also a violinist, she received a superior rating form the National Federation of Music Clubs two years in a row. She is also a passionate piano teacher and maintains a busy teaching schedule in addition to her performance engagements.
You can find the duet’s 2021 Romantic Music Competition performance here.