Jeannie Yu


Acclaimed pianist Dr. Jeannie Yu enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and educator.

Yu has appeared as soloist with the Flint Symphony, Portland Symphony, Marina del Rey-Westchester Symphony, Des Moines Symphony, Des Moines Brandenburg Symphony, the Xiamen Symphony Orchestra in China, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, Festival City Symphony, and the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.

A dedicated chamber musician, she is the pianist of the Florestan Duo with whom she has recorded Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano. Additional chamber music appearances include engagements with the Northwestern University Winter Chamber Music Series, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music North, Three Bridges Chamber Music Festival, Frankly Music Series, Chamber Music Milwaukee, Midsummer’s Music, and the Rembrandt Chamber Players Series.

Media appearances as a soloist and collaborative artist include WQXR in New York, WOI in Des Moines, IPR in Interlochen, and WFMT in Chicago.  As a recording artist she has recorded volumes of music for various instruments for the Hal Leonard Publishing Company.

Yu’s awards include first prize in the Frinna Awerbuch Piano Competition, the Flint Symphony International Concerto Competition, the Portland Symphony International Concerto Competition, and the Kingsville Piano Competition.  She has performed and taught masterclasses at the Alfred University Summer Chamber Music Institute, Ohio Wesleyan Summer Chamber Music Festival, Milwaukee Chamber Music Festival, and the Troy Youth Chamber Music Institute. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was awarded the Gina Bachauer Memorial Scholarship, and her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Jeannie Yu