2017-2018 WINNER OF THE BRONDER PRIZE FOR PIANO
7 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018
Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center
Pianist Sejoon Park was born to cellist parents in Seoul, Korea, and at the age of ten made his orchestral debut with Korea’s Busan Philharmonic Orchestra. He moved to the U.S. shortly thereafter, and was featured in Washingtonian Magazine for a performance which was named one of the “Best of 2004” and was broadcast on NPR’s “From the Top.”
A winner of Astral’s 2014 National Auditions, Mr. Park has also received top prizes from the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the PianoArts Competition, the Southeastern Piano Competition, and the King Award for Young Artists. He recently gave his Philadelphia recital debut, broadcast in its entirety on WWFM Radio, and in March 2018, he appeared as soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Mr. Park has appeared on the stages of Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, Colorado. He has been soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Salina Symphony, the South Carolina Philharmonic, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerti, Nos. 2 and 3 with both the Incheon Philharmonic and the Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Park has also made solo appearances with the United Korean Orchestra and the Euroasian Philharmonic, and has performed on the stages of the Seoul Arts Center, Gumho Art Hall, the Smithsonian Museum, and Samick Art Hall, in both solo and chamber music concerts.
Mr. Park performs frequently in his native South Korea, and his passion for musical outreach activities has led him to assist in organizing the Seongnam Love Music Festival, through which he invited U.S.-based performers to travel abroad to perform for Korean audiences. A former PianoArts Fellow and Artist for Sing for Hope, he organizes and participates in various musical outreach activities. He regularly gives educational concerts for school children across the U.S., and gives free concerts for healthcare patients and seniors in under-resourced communities.
Sejoon Park holds a bachelor of music degree and an artist diploma from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, as well as a master’s degree from The Juilliard School.