Jasmine Van den Bogaerde, also known by her stage name Birdy, (born 15 May 1996) is an English musician known for winning the music competition Open Mic UK in 2008, at the age of 12. Her version of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love" was released in January 2011, peaking inside the top twenty of the UK Singles Chart and in some European territories. Her self-titled debut album "Birdy" was released on 7 November 2011. Birdy was born on May 15, 1996, in Lymington, England. Her mother is a concert pianist, and Birdy learned to play piano at the age of six, and began writing her own music at the age of 7. Birdy currently studies at Priestlands School in Lymington, a small state school which specialises in performing and visual arts. She sings and plays the piano. Birdy's great uncle was the actor Sir Dirk Bogarde.