Heri Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea. She studied with Christian Wetzel in Leipzig and Günter Lorenz in Vienna, where she graduated with honors. After her regular she acquired further artistic input from musicians as Marie Wolf, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Ingo Goritzki, Stefan Schili or Alfredo Bernardini.
She is a regular member of orchestras as the Concentus Musikus Vienna, the Klangforum Vienna, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Stuttgart Klassischen Philharmonie, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Wiener Akademie, the Vienna Classical Players, the Landesbühne Sachsen in Dresden, the Haydn Akademie Eisenstadt under the baton of conductors as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Zubin Mehta, Sylvain Cambreling, Michael Gielen, Leopold Hager, Martin Haselböck, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson-Thomas or Heinz Holliger.
As soloist Heri Choi was invited to perform in the Austrian TV broadcast “Meister von morgen”, in a short movie for the interval of the New Years Day concert of the Vienna Philharmonic 2003, the series „Podium der Jungen“ in the Musikverein in Vienna and at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.
Heri Choi is principal oboe player at the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien and founding member of the Elliott Carter wood wind quintet.