Adela Hyeyeon ParkPiano
Praised for her “very sensitive” (Washington Post) and “highly nuanced” (Lucid Culture) playing, pianist Adela Hyeyeon Park has appeared as soloist and chamber musician on major concert stages throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Japan and her native Korea. Since making her debut at the age of ten performing Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto with Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Park has been a soloist with Seoul Philharmonic, KNUA Chamber Orchestra and Incheon Philharmonic. Her recent concerts have been presented at the Dame Myra Hess Recital Series in Chicago, the Trinity Wall Street Series in NYC, Philips Collection in Washington DC among others, leading her to venues such as Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Recital Hall, Kennedy Center and Seoul Art Center, to name a few.
Selected as “The Most Promising Young Artist” by Korean Ministry of Education, after winning the first prize at Chosun National Competition, Ms. Park garnered top prizes in numerous international competitions as well, including Oberlin International Piano Competition, Ettlingen International Piano Competition (Germany), Hugo Kauder International Piano Competition, Maria Canals International Piano Competition (Spain), Prix Amadeo International Piano Competition (Germany), and Corpus Christi International Music Competition. Her performances have been broadcast on KBS and EBS television in Korea, RAI3 (Italy), WQXR (New York), WFMT (Chicago), WBJC (Baltimore), WETA (Washington DC), radio and channel LOOP in the States.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Park has collaborated with such luminaries as David Shifrin, Alan Kay, Toby Appel, Paul Neubauer, Nicholas Mann, Donald Weilerstein, Ian Swensen, Amit Peled and Paul Katz, appearing at Yellow Barn Festival, Santander Music Festival (Spain), Music@Menlo Festival and Chamber Music Northwest. She is the founding member of Atapine-Park duo and Atria Ensemble, groups that respectively won the prizes at Premio Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition (Italy) and Plowman Chamber Music Competition. An advocate of new music, as a passionate musician who pursued career as a composer as well, Ms. Park enjoys working closely with the living composers, recently premiering a work by Patrick Castillo, and soon to collaborate on a project with Ezra Laderman. She also recently released a world premiere recording of complete works for cello and piano by Lowell Liebermann on the Blue Griffin label. Her two duo recordings for cello and piano with cellist Dmitri Atapine and Patrick Jee were distributed by Naxos to great critical acclaim.
Ms. Park holds Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where she was a full scholarship Graduate Assistant. Ms. Park received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Korean National University of Arts and her Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music where she was a Post-Graduate Artist-In-Residence following her graduation. A recipient of Charles Miller Prize and Ellesworth Grunman Award, Ms. Park’s principal teachers include Yong Hi Moon, Peter Frankl and Daejin Kim. She is an Assistant Professor of Piano at University of Nevada, Reno.