Jeffery O.|Denton, TX
6 yrs exp
29 yrs old
Piano Teacher, Accompanist, Event Musician Available
Responds within 4 hours
Taiwanese-American pianist, conductor and former television personality Jeffery is a fast-rising artist in his generation and today's concert circuit. At just 23, he has nevertheless established a rich and diverse musical upbringing that distinguishes himself from many of today's forthcoming young artists.
He is perhaps best known for his brief television career when, at the age of 18, he achieved national acclaim on season 4 of NBC's summer reality hit, "America's Got Talent." He would advance to the Top 48 Quarterfinals and ultimately into the Top 20 Semifinals, with his performances broadcast live to thousands around the US weekly, and to studio audiences. This feat, stemming from an initial pool of tens of thousands of individuals auditioning across the nation (including record-breaking numbers in Houston, TX where he auditioned), launched the young pianist into a period of hometown celebrity for the latter half of 2009. In October of that year, then-mayor of the City of Carrollton, Ronald B., formally established October 18th as "Jeffery Day." In addition, his post-AGT homecoming was honored by then-mayor of the City of Balch Springs who presented him with the prestigious Key to the City as well as the role of Grand Marshal in the city's annual Christmas parade. He was also invited to present a public homecoming concert at DFW Piano Gallery in Dallas, in which he chronicled his performances on America's Got Talent and was presented with a crystal award to commemorate his experiences. Further honors included an invitation to appear on DIFFA 2010, hosted by Queen L. Throughout late 2009, he was a media sensation, pursued and documented by such news agencies as Carrollton Leader, Dallas Chinese Times, Dallas Morning News, NBC, Neighborsgo, and the University of North Texas News Service.
Jeffery is a recent graduate of the renowned University of North Texas College of Music in Denton, Texas, where he received the Master of Music (M. M.) Degree in Piano Performance, studying with acclaimed Mexican-American concert pianist, Gustavo. He previously received his Bachelor of Music (B. M.) in Performance in August 2013 under Dr. Steven, Chair of the Division of Keyboard Studies at UNT. At the time of his initial enrollment in the Fall of 2009, he was the only freshman and one of just three undergraduate piano performance.