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A favourite with audiences, Libby has been invited to perform as soloist with practically every major Canadian orchestra, such as the Montreal, Toronto, National Arts Centre, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Manitoba Chamber, CBC Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver Symphony orchestras, the Netherlands Philharmonic and I Palpiti.

Libby captured the attention of audiences and international juries when she won the First Prize in the prestigious 27th CBC Radio National Competition for Young Performers held in Ottawa. She was also a second place winner in the Eckhardt-Gramatte Competition for the performance of Canadian Music in 1992 and the First Place winner of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra National Competition in 1991.

Her performances of Frederic Chopin's music has been described as "nothing less than the poet-musician of the keyboard as her exquisite artistry". Libby was awarded a Diploma of Honour at the 13th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. She is one of three Canadians to ever receive this honour in the Competition's 70-year history.

Libby’s collaborative work has led her to appear in recital and radio broadcasts with artists including Nicolo Eugelmi, John Friesen, Jonathan Crow, Scott St. John, Malcolm Lowe, James Sommerville, the Cracovia String Quartet and the Borealis String Quartet. Along with violinist Robert Rozek and cellist Joseph Elworthy, she is part of the newly formed Vanier Trio, the resident trio of the Vancouver Academy of Music.

Her recordings include Brahms: Sonatas and Songs with violist Nicolo Eugelmi and mezzo-soprano Mariateresa Magisano, released by Skylark Music, and two all-Chopin recordings entitled Chopin Recital 1 and 2.

As soloist and with orchestra, she can be frequently heard on CBC Radio on programs such as "Westcoast Performances" and "In Performance". She has also participated in music festivals such as the Banff School, "Chopin Chez George Sand" in Nohant, France, and the International Holland Music Sessions, where she was chosen for the World Tour.

Dr. Yu has earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of British Columbia with Prof. Lee Kum-Sing. She has also studied in the Vancouver Academy of Music as well as the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. 

 

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