Contestant 22: Jackie Jaekyung Yoo
She has won top prizes at nearly thirty international competitions, including the International Piano Competition “Chopin Roma,” Bösendorfer International Piano Competition and the Jaén International Piano Competition. She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Manchester Camerata, Symphony Orchestra of Croatian Radio and Television, Phoenix Symphony and the Orquestra Simfonica del Valles.
Jackie also performs worldwide and has appeared in several festivals including the International Gümüslük Classical Music Festival in Turkey and the Bebersee Festival in Germany. At Bebersee, she stepped in at the last minute to perform Liszt’s Grand Duo with violinist Oscar Bohórquez, winning such praise as “the pianist reacted to her partner with great flexibility and musicality.” Also an accomplished ensemble pianist, Jackie has appeared live on radio broadcasts (e.g.“InTune”on BBC Radio 3) as part of DuoYoo + Kim, the team that has won critical acclaim for the recitals at the United Nations in Geneva and at Sommets-Musicaux Gstaad in Switzerland.
Jackie is currently based in Germany, after having studied at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Matti Raekallio and Markus Groh, as well as having completed the International Artist Diploma Program at the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK.