JJ is a second year Informatics major at the University of Washington. He performed in the Seattle and Portland Ten Grands from 2007–2015. Recently, JJ won the Chamber Music Society of Oregon Concerto Competition and will be performing the MacDowell Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 23 with the Oregon Sinfonietta on May 21. In 2016, he also received 2nd alternate in the UW School of Music Piano Concerto Competition. In 2015, he was a scholarship winner of the Vancouver Symphony Concerto Competition. JJ is taking lessons with Dr. Christina Valdes at UW and has studied with Dr. Barbara Roberts, Dr. Renato Fabbro and Dorothy Fahlman.
Aside from music, JJ will intern at an information technology consulting company this summer. He has captained an intramural football and two basketball teams. In addition, JJ enjoys volunteering at sports events like the IAAF World Indoor championship 2016 and IGLFA World Championship XXII 2016.