Praised by The New York Concert Review for “a solid foundation of fluent pianism” after her debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Korean pianist Eun-Hee Park enjoys a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, and educator. She has given numerous concerts throughout the United States, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Brazil, and Costa Rica having appeared at the Pan-Music Festival (South Korea), Osaka International Chamber Music Competition & Festa (Japan), OK Mozart Festival (OK), The Chamber Music Society of Logan (UT), The Artist Series of Tallahassee (FL), Durango Chamber Music Festival (CO), Friends of Chamber Music (CA), and Costa Rica’s Promising Artists of the 21st Century Series under the auspices of the US Department of State, among others. Dr. Park has been a recipient of many prizes and scholarships including: the Special Prize for the Performance of Contemporary Music at the Competition Internationale in Santa Fe, winner of Oklahoma’s Young Artists Competition, the Concerto Competition at Colorado Mesa University, a Graduate Student Academic Conference Grant, a University Musical Associates Grant at the Florida State University, and the James and Lola Faust Chamber Music Scholarship from the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation.
As a founding member of enhakē (www.enhake.com), the prize-winning clarinet-violin-cello-piano quartet, Dr. Park has received many awards and grants, including First Prize at the Yellow Springs International Competition, Gold Medal at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, the Judges Special Recognition Prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, and an Encore Grant from the American Composers Forum. The group has released albums on the Naxos, Emeritus, MSR Classics, and Capstone labels, some of which were featured on NPR stations and the Korean Broadcasting System. The Naxos album Gulfstream was selected as BBC Music Magazine’s Music US Choice, MusicWeb International’s “CD of the Month,” and Naxos Critics’ Choice. Concerning this particular album, Gramophone stated, “[p]ianist Eun-Hee Park’s fast, light-fingered touch…provides numerous moments of purely physical delight.”
Currently, Dr. Park is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo and teaches at the Music in the Mountains Conservatory during the summer. Previously, she was on the faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi, the Southern Mississippi Piano Institute, the Westport School of Music, and The Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Park also served as Principal Pianist for the Albany Symphony Orchestra and as staff pianist at The Hartt School, Interlochen Arts Camp, and Oklahoma City University.
A devoted teacher, Dr. Park held educational residencies at Escape2Create at the Seaside Institute in Florida, the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Tallahassee Youth Orchestras, and the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center. She has given masterclasses at numerous universities in the United States, Brazil, Costa Rica, and South Korea. Also, Dr. Park is a dedicated church organist/pianist and has been serving many churches both in South Korea and the United States since the age of nine.
Park received her Doctor of Music degree from the Florida State University, Master of Music degree from Oklahoma City University, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado Mesa University. Her teachers include Carolyn Bridger, Amy I-Lin Cheng, Ernestine Scott, Michael Baron, Timothy Olsen (Organ), and Karyl Louwenaar (Harpsichord).