November 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Jessica Yuma |

Jessica Yuma

Seventeen-year-old Jessica Yuma began her piano lessons at the age of 3, and completed both the Associateship (ARCT) and Licentiate (LRCM) Performance Diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto by the age of 11. Jessica has won numerous prizes in competitions at the provincial, national and international level. Recent accomplishments include: 1st prize at the Canadian Music Competition National Final, the Steinway Young Artists Competition, the CFMTA National Final (Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Association); 3rd prize at the Orford Music Awards Competition as well as the Canadian Chopin Competition (and as a result she will be participating at the 18th International Chopin Competition in 2021, in Warsaw, Poland). Jessica has given numerous solo recitals since the age of 9 and has worked with orchestras, such as the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Civic Symphony Orchestra and the Brunesis Virtuosi Orchestra in Italy since the age of 11. The venues in which she has appeared include: the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, Jack Singer Hall in Calgary, Steinway Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York. Jessica has participated in several music festivals including the Morningside Music Bridge in Boston, Orford Music Academy in Quebec, the Young Artists Program in Ottawa, Music fest Perugia in Italy and Coimbra World Piano Meeting in Portugal. Recently, she was selected as one of the top “30 Under 30” Classical Musicians in Canada by CBC Radio and had a live radio debut at CBC Edmonton. Jessica studies piano with Prof. Krzysztof Jablonski. She is currently studying at the New England Conservatory in Boston, in the studio of Proffessor Wha Kyung Byun.

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