Born in Korea, Peggy Yoo was raised primarily in Princeton, NJ where she began flute lessons at the age of 12. Two years later, she enrolled at the Juilliard School of Music Pre-College Division where she was featured as a soloist with the orchestra. In her last year there, she was picked as the youngest member to participate in a Flute Gala concert with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Julius Baker at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
She then went on to earn a degree in Comparative Religion at Swarthmore College, PA. During this time, she put a complete halt to her flute playing and did not return to it until five years later when she enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music to study with Michael Parloff, Principal Flute for the Metropolitan Opera. Following her education in New York, she attended the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music to study with Jeanne Baxtresser, former Principal of the New York Philharmonic. She currently studies with Robert Longevin, Principal Flutist of The Pittsburgh Symphony.
Peggy Yoo has performed in Holland, Chile, Canada, and the United States. She was principal flute of the Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia and Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic. She is currently is an associate member of the Chicago Symphony's Civic Orchestra and a substitute for the New World Symphony in Florida. In addition, she has also participated in Master classes of many prominent flutists such as Aurele Nicolet, Andras Adorjan and Ransom Wilson.