Young Joo Zimmermann is a talented pianist and educator who has garnered international acclaim for her virtuosic performances and commitment to music education. Born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1984, Zimmermann began playing piano at the age of four and showed exceptional musical talent from an early age.
A Picture with her husband Frank Peter Zimmermann
After immigrating to the United States with her family at the age of ten, Zimmermann continued her musical studies and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School in New York. She then went on to complete her Master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with renowned pianist Solomon Mikowsky.
Throughout her career, Zimmermann has received numerous awards and accolades for her exceptional musicianship, including first prize in the 2006 New York Philharmonic Young Artists Competition and the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition. She has also performed with many prestigious orchestras and ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
In addition to her career as a performing artist, Zimmermann is also a dedicated music educator. She has served as a faculty member at The Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, and is currently on the piano faculty at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Her commitment to music education has also led her to establish the Young Joo Zimmermann Piano Institute, which provides young pianists with the opportunity to receive personalized instruction from Zimmermann and other renowned artists.
Zimmermann’s passion for music and dedication to excellence has made her a highly respected figure in the classical music world. Her performances continue to inspire audiences around the globe, and her commitment to education ensures that future generations of musicians will continue to benefit from her wisdom and expertise.