Pianist Esther Park has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals across the United States as well as Asia and major European cities. Ms. Park has appeared as soloist with many orchestras such as Houston Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, Corpus Christi Symphony, Filharmonia Pomorska (Poland), Orchestra Filarmonica (Romania), Shanghai Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, the Juilliard Symphony, and the New Jersey Symphony.
Ms. Park is the winner of the 2013 Jose Roca International Piano Competition and 2013 Russian International Music Competition. She is also the winner of the 2009 Prix Amadeo and the 2009 Chopin Gesellschaft Klavierwettbewerb and has received top prizes at the 3rd San Marino International Piano Competition, the 3rd China Shanghai International Piano Competition, the 6th Paderewski International Piano Competition, the National Chopin Competition (USA), Hilton Head International Competition, the 14th New Orleans International Piano Competition, and is the recipient of President Clinton’s Prodigy Award.
Born in Pusan, Korea, Ms. Park began to play in public soon after her first piano lessons at the age of four. She moved to the United States in 1995 after being accepted to the Juilliard School’s Pre-College division. Ms. Park has completed undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Juilliard School, studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky, and has also studied at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater, Hannover, under the tutelage of Mr. Bernd Goetzke. Ms Park has since received the Artist Diploma, Master of Musical Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the Yale School of Music under the guidance of Mr. Boris Berman. Since 2015, Ms. Park has been serving as associate professor of piano and director of the Pre-College program at East Tennessee State University.
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