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Dr. Eun-Hee Park

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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 appearing at various prestigious venues such asCarnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, and Izumi Hall in Japan. Park has been invited to perform at various chamber music festivals including 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. Park has been a recipient of many awards including the Special Prize for the Performance of Contemporary Music at the Competition Internationale in Santa Fe, New Mexico, first prize at the Oklahoma’s Young Artists Competition, and first prize at the Concerto Competition at Colorado Mesa University. She has received numerous grants such as the Research & Creative Projects Grant, Concert & Lecture Grant, Graduate Student Academic Conference Grant, University Musical Associates Grant, and the James and Lola Faust Chamber Music Scholarship of the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation.

Park’s engagement as a choral accompanist in seventh grade sparked a great interest in the field of collaborative piano. An avid chamber musician, she has worked with renowned musicians such as Margo Garrett, Graham Johnson, Warren Jones, Sara Sant’Ambrogio, Ian Clarke, Fred Sherry, Ellen Zwilich, Paul Merkelo, Catalin Rotaru, John Marcellus, Stephen Lange, Erin Hannigan, and Jeremy Wilson. As a founding member of enhakē (www.enhake.com), the prize-winning clarinet-violin-cello-piano quartet, 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, which have been 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.” enhakē’s latest CD Prepárense: The Piazzolla Project, was called “positively delightful…[t]he sense of ensemble is near-miraculous” (Fanfare).  Another reviewer stated, “[t]he intensity is real, the sounds gorgeous, the rhythms infectious…this version strides proudly alongside the legendary recording by Piazzolla himself” (Gramophone).”

A dedicated teacher, Dr. Park has held educational residencies at Escape2Create at the Seaside Institute in Florida and with Albany Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Youth Orchestras, and the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center. She has given masterclasses at numerous universities and high schools including Gwangju Art High School (South Korea), University of Pacific, Montgomery School of Music, Florida State University, Universidade de Brasilia (Brazil), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), National Superior Institute of Music (Costa Rica), and University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica). She is also frequently invited to adjudicate for competitions and auditions national wide.

Currently, Dr. Park is Assistant Professor of Music and Head of the Keyboard Area at the University of Montevallo. Her previous appointments include the Hartt School, Music in the Mountains Conservatory, University of Southern Mississippi, Southern Mississippi Piano Institute, Westport School of Music, the Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop, Interlochen Arts Camp, and Oklahoma City University. Dr. Park also served as Principal Pianist for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Park received degrees from the Florida State University (D.M.), Oklahoma City University (M.M.), and Colorado Mesa University (B.A.).  Her teachers include Carolyn Bridger, Amy I-Lin Cheng, Ernestine Scott, Michael Baron, Timothy Olsen (Organ), and Karyl Louwenaar (Harpsichord). Her professional affiliations include MTNA, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Alpha Chi. She is also a Steinway Educational Partner.