Jackie Jaekyung Yoo

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“Jackie Jaekyung Yoo gave a colorfully dazzling and unbelievably virtuosic concert .”
Monika Neumann, Grafschafter Nachrichten (February 24, 2020)

Pianist Jackie Jaekyung Yoo is known for performances that excite the audience with her virtuosic vivacity and emotional warmth. Her repertoire spans from early Baroque to contemporary music; her performance of the complete Book 1 Études by Ligeti has won acclaim by such distinguished artists asMartha Argerich.

As a prizewinner of nearly thirty international competitions (including the Bösendorfer International Piano Competition, Premio Jaén, Roma International Piano Competition, and Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition), Yoo has performed worldwide at festivals such as the Bebersee Festival in Germany, PyeongChang Music Festival in Korea, and International Gümüşlük Classical Music Festival in Turkey, among many others.

Yoo has appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Manchester Camerata, Symphony Orchestra of Croatian Radio and Television, Phoenix Symphony, and Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès. Also an accomplished ensemble pianist, she has appeared live on radio broadcasts (e.g. In Tune on BBC Radio 3) as part of Duo Yoo +Kim, an award-winning team that has won critical acclaim for recitals at the United Nations in Geneva and at Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad in Switzerland.

Born in South Korea, Yoo began playing the piano at age three and soon afterward won several national competitions. Shortly after
enrolling at Seoul National University, she moved to Germany to continue her studies with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Matti ­Raekallio,
Vladimir Krainev, and Markus Groh at the Hanover ­University of Music, Drama and Media, where she received German Diplom degrees in solo performance and music education as well as the Concert Artist Diploma (Konzertexamen).

She also holds an International Artist Diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK, where she studied with Graham Scott. Yoo is currently based in Germany and teaches at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.

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CD album cover 'Etudes—A New Perspective' (GEN 20720) with Jackie Jaekyung Yoo

Etudes—A New Perspective

Werke von György Ligeti, Witold Lutoslawski und Franz Liszt

Jackie Jaekyung Yoo Piano

GEN 20720  –  6.11.2020