Pianist Yumi Jang enjoys a dynamic, international career as concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Recent performance venues include the Mirabel Palace in Austria (with the Salzburg Mirabel Chamber Orchestra), the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall and Shriver Hall in Maryland, U.S.A., and von Kuster Hall in Ontario, Canada, where she performed as a soloist and an ensemble musician. She will continue to perform in various competitions and recital venues across Asia and throughout North America this year.
Recent winner of the 2022 “Pianist of the Year” ECM Grand Prix award and the Absolute Platinum Prize at the 2022 Canadian International Music Competition, Yumi also earned the Platinum Medal at the Global International Music Competition, the Gold Prize in the International European Classical Music Pianist Award Competition, the Gold Prize and Country Representative Winner in the International European Autumn Competition. She also was top award winner at the Asia Chopin International Competition, Hong Kong Asia Open International Piano Competition (Youth class and Schumann categories), and Korea/France Art & Culture International Exchange Association National Music Competition.
Beginning piano studies at age 4, Yumi won numerous awards and performed throughout her native South Korea before completing her undergraduate degree at Yonsei University in South Korea. She then earned her Master of Music degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in U.S.A., before commencing doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities with Dr. Kyung Kim. She is currently a graduate teaching assistant and candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at Western University (Ontario, Canada) in the studio of Dr. Kyung Kim.
A dedicated teacher and certified piano education specialist, Yumi’s students have been accepted into renowned music institutes, arts schools, and universities internationally and won numerous awards in various competitions.
You can find Yumi’s 2023 Winter Music Competition piano performance here.