B.A., University of California, San Diego
M.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music
A native Taiwanese, Jasmine Yu began learning piano at age four, and viola at age eleven. Prior to coming to the United States, she had been performing regularly in Taiwan as a solo pianist, violist, chamber and orchestra musician. She was the first prize winner of the Taiwan National Viola Competition in 2003 preceding her relocation to the United States.
She graduated with honors from UC San Diego, followed by graduate study at San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Che-yen Chen, Helen Callus, Chi-Yuan Chen, Jodi Levitz and Jay Liu. As a chamber musician, she had performed master classes for established chamber ensembles, including the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet, Amphion String Quartet, and the Del Sol Quartet. In 2016, she was also a full-scholarship recipient for Liandu Music Festival, a prestigious music festival in China dedicated to train future chamber and orchestra musicians.
Upon graduating, Jasmine stayed active as an active soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra musician. Also, an advocate for new music, she is passionate about premiering new works by emerging and talented composers. She had worked with promising new music composers, including Ted Hearne, Andrew Norman, and Michael Gordon. She also enjoyed working with fellow composers and musicians.
As an enthusiastic music teacher, Jasmine aims to provide positive guidance and diligent approach to music learning. Together with parental support, she helps students acquire high-quality music education in a joyful environment. Her lessons focus on obtaining solid techniques, developing efficient practice methods, and having concrete music knowledge. Most importantly, she genuinely cares about each student that she hopes to foster their love for music playing, and carrying it on as a life-long skill.