Janet Yu was born in Taipei, Taiwan and began to study music at the age of five. During her early years of study she won numerous first prizes including the Mandarin Chinese Daily Piano Competition, the Yamaha Piano Competition, the Taipei Music Competition, the Seidorf and Sons Piano Competition and The New Art piano competition. She received Second Prize at the 2012 Lee University International Piano Competition, Honorable Mention in 2014 MTNA/TMTA Young Artist Competitions and Third Prize in The 13th Taipei Youth Chopin Piano Competition 2017 (1st and 2nd not awarded) And also the winner of Southern Adventist University Concerto Competition and Lee University Concerto Competition Gold Prize Winner performed with the Symphony Orchestra in March 2014 in performance of Liszt Totentanz. A graduate of the Lee University, Yu studied for four years full scholarships with professor Ning An and received “Outstanding Musical Performance Award” in 2016 Lee University Department of Music Performance Studies when she graduated. She is currently doing her first year Master of Music degree (piano performance) at NYU Steinhardt, where she studies under Professor Jeffrey Swann. She is also the first place winner of NYU piano concerto competition 2018.