Guest Recital: Esther Park, piano

November 18, 2018 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Music from my Childhood

Esther Park, piano

International prize winning pianist and professor, Dr. Esther Park, performs a personal program of music from her childhood.  Works to include Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood, Beethoven 32 Variations, Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise. She will also perform Stravinsky’s brilliant virtuosic transcription of Petrouchka.

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, China,
Shreveport Symphony, the Juilliard Symphony, and the New Jersey Symphony.

Ms. Park gave a five-city recital tour in Korea, and has performed at the Juilliard Theater
in NYC, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Halls’ Weill Recital Hall, Salle Cortot in
Paris, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Palau de la Musica, Valencia, Spain and on the
Dame Myra Hess Piano Recital Series, Chicago. She has appeared at the Music Academy of the
West (Santa Barbara), the Aspen Music Festival, the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival in Maine,
the Tel-Hai International Music Festival in Israel, and the Van Cliburn-TCU Institute in Texas.
Ms. Park has been heard in New York on WQXR Radio station as the winner of the 52nd
Kosciusko International Competition and the Gina Bachauer Competition.
Ms. Park has recently formed a piano duo with her sister, Sun-A Park. Duo Amadeae has
since won the Chicago International Duo Piano Competition, and has appeared in numerous
festivals, concerto performances and in duo recitals. The duo has been heard on WQXR as well
as part of the Horowitz & Stecher foundation’s piano series.
Ms. Park is the winner of the 2013 Jose Roca International Piano Competition and 2013
Russian International Music Competition. She is the winner of 2009 “Prix Amadeo” and the
2009 Chopin Gesellschaft Klavierwettbewerb. Ms. Park also received top prizes at the 3 rd San
Marino International Piano Competition, the 3 rd China Shanghai International Piano Competition,
the 6 th 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 the 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. Ms. Park moved to the United States in 1995, after being accepted to the
Juilliard School’s Pre-College division. Ms. Park has completed the undergraduate and graduate
degrees from the Juilliard School, studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky. Ms Park 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 degrees 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 the assistant professor of piano and the director of Pre-
College program at the East Tennessee State University.

This concert will be live-streamed.

Nazareth College Music Department
4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 
585-389-2700 |

Guest Recital: Esther Park, piano


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