A native Taiwanese, Jasmine Yu began learning
piano at age four, and violin at age nine, and viola at age eleven. Prior to coming to the United States, she had performed piano and violin on stage multiple times in Taiwan. She later decided to focus on viola playing, and had performed with prestige orchestras at the Taiwan National Performing Arts Center multiple times. She was also the first prize winner of the Taiwan National Viola Competition in 2003.
After immigrating to the United States, Jasmine
graduated from the University of California, San Diego with an Honor Degree in Viola Performance. She then completed her master’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory in 2017. Her teachers include promising violists, such as 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 prestige music festival in China dedicated to train future chamber and orchestra musicians.
Asides from performing, Jasmine is also enthusiastic about teaching. She aims to provide positive guidance with diligent approach to music learning. Her goal is to have students experience the fun and reward from the art of music making. To achieve such objective, students will need solid techniques, concrete music knowledge, efficient practice methods, and
a healthy amount of confidence. To ensure the growth of all aspect, Jasmine keeps parents in loop of all time. With commitments from all teachers, students, and parents, only then will students benefit the most from their music lessons.