Yurie began playing the piano at five years of age, and has never stopped since. Studying with some of the best teachers in the Bay Area, California and Portland, Oregon, Yurie eventually became a prominent teenage pianist in the Portland area.
Some of her highlights throughout high school include: 2nd prize at the national level of the MTNA Piano Competition in 2009, perfoming Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor with members of the Oregon Symphony in 2010, and being selected as the piano soloist for Portland Youth Philharmonic’s performance of Stravinsky’s Petrushka in 2011. More recently, Yurie received an Honorable Mention in the piano division of the Young Texas Artists Competition earlier this year, and was also one of the youngest participants in the International Holland Music Sessions over the summer, representing the United States.
Yurie is currently a Junior at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, studying with pianist Dr. Jon Kimura Parker. While her focus is mainly on classical music, Yurie enjoys listening to and playing a variety of musical genres in her spare time.
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