The Washington Post declared pianist Shirley Yoo as having "extraordinary sensitivity and technical skill." Highlights of performances include concerts at Steinway Hall, London; the Penderecki Festival, Banff; Tata Theatre, Mumbai; Societa Filarmonica, Trento; and Arts Centre, Seoul. Her honors include a top prize at the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, a Presser Foundation Award, and a Maryland State Arts Council Grant. Her primary teachers include Raymond Hanson, Ann Koscielny, Noretta Conci-Leech, and Ellen Mack.
Yoo graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and received her Master of Music degree on a fellowship with highest honors at the University of Maryland. After attending the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK, she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Peabody Conservatory, where she was a faculty member in the Theory Department. Shirley Yoo is now Assistant Professor of Piano at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA where she serves as the coordinator of the keyboard area and is also artist-in-residence as the pianist of the D'Angelo Trio. She is also a founding core member of the League of the Unsound Sound (LotUS), a chamber group dedicated to performing contemporary and experimental music.