Korean pianist Bin Yu began studying music at age five. Bin graduated Seoul Arts High School and Seoul National University in South Korea. She acquired her master degree at West Chester University of Pennsylvania on full scholarship and stipend. While she was attending West Chester University, she received the Jacob’s Music Steinway award. She has worked extensively with Carl Cranmer, Aviram Reichert and Sun-Kyung Lee. Bin is currently in a doctorate program at the College- Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati on full scholarship under the legendary American pianist James Tocco.
Bin won the first prize in the MTNA Pennsylvania State Competition, Honorable Mention at the MTNA Eastern Division Competition and was the winner of the Concerto Competition at West Chester University. She has performed the Jeon-Ju Symphony Orchestra, the Festival Symphony Orchestra in South Korea and the West Chester University Symphony Orchestra in the states. She attended several music festivals, including Yeon Eum Music Festival in South Korea, Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado and the Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes in Israel, where she won the Marina Bondarenko Memorial Prize. She has played in Masterclasses with pianists John Perry, Menahem Pressler, Boaz Sharon, Richard Braun, Jon Nakamatsu and Ann Schein.
As a collaborative pianist, Bin has worked with numerous singers and instrumentalists and served as an accompanying graduate assistant at West Chester University. She also was an accompanist for the Temple University preparatory students in Philadelphia. Bin has been teaching all ages and skill levels since 2010 working through both her personal private studios in South Korea and Philadelphia as well as being a guest instructor, lecturer and accompanist at Music Education Center in Virginia. Her teaching philosophy is based on a primary focus that all of her students love and enjoy music at whatever capacity they choose.