MM Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, USA
BA Hong Kong Baptist University, HK
Jamie Shum received her Master of Music in Piano Performance and Literature from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, studying with Professor Norman Krieger. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, from Hong Kong Baptist University where she studied with Dr. Amy Sze. Shum received the DipABRSM diploma (ABRSM) in piano music performance at the age of fourteen and attained the LRSM diploma (ABRSM) by seventeen.
Jamie has studied with numerous professors from the Russian pedagogical school: study with Prof. Luba-Edlina Dubinsky; master-classes with Russian pianists Natalya Antonova, Ksenia Nosikova and Faina Lushtak; Participated in Orfeo Music Festival in Italy organized by Larisa Jackson.
As an active piano soloist and a collaborator, Shum worked with several conductors including Ken Lam and Johnny M Poon. Shum performed with the BMC orchestra in the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium in Brevard in 2017 and with the HKBU Symphony Orchestra in Zhuhai City Hall in 2015. In the same year, Shum has also performed in Lanzhou University and Xinjiang Arts Institute during a concert tour with the HKBU music department. Besides performance exposure in Asia, Shum participated in the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, where she had the privilege to work with different young musicians from all over the world and had performed in the Chiesa Di Santa Margherita and the Teatro Comunale Vipiteno.
Throughout her music studies, Shum was the répétiteur of the world-class soprano Nicole Cabell, the orchestral pianist of the HKBU Symphony Orchestra as well as the piano accompanist of the HKBU Women’s Chorus. Shum has participated in various piano masterclasses conducted by renowned musicians such as Chirstopher Elton, Paolo Vairo, Ksenia Nosikova, Gilbert Kwok, Bart van Oort, Richard Cionco and Graham Scott.
Shum has received various awards. In 2017, Shum was the winner of the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition. Shum won her first championship in Hong Kong Schools Music Festival when she was nine years old. Since then, she was one of the frequent prize winners of the festival and she won three champions with honours, two second prizes and one third prize in total. In 2013, Shum received the Metropolitan Attachment Program (MAP) Scholarship from HKBU.