Esther Yoo started out on her way to the top international concert halls at the age of 4 when she began to study the violin. Since the age of 6 she has lived in Belgium, where she graduated from the prestigious Brussels International School of Music. She continued in Munich and at present is completing her studies at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels. She became the focus of world attention particularly after winning at 16 third prize in the prestigious Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, being the youngest prize winner in the history of that event. At 19 she has to her credit a whole cluster of solo concerts and performances with world-famous orchestras including the Finnish Radio Orchestra, the Helsinki and Seoul Philharmonics, the Scottish BBC Orchestra, and the Czech Chamber Orchestra of Czech Virtuosi in many international concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York. Critics have admired in particular her perfect intonation, her virtuostic technique, and her enormous musicality.