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Dr. Sunkyong Park, Piano

Biography

Sunkyong Park, Pianist

Korean pianist Dr. Park's versatile qualities as a soloist, collaborative pianist, and chamber musician have distinguished her as a prominent performer. 

 

Dr. Sunkyong Park started to play the piano at the age of 7 and made her solo debut at 13. From an early age, she received First Prizes at several piano competitions in Korea. She graduated from Sunhwa Arts Middle & High School in South Korea. After training with Yoo-Kyung Han and Mari Kwon, Dr. Park was granted admission to the Yonsei University for her outstanding academic performance with excellent academic scholarship, where she studied with Prof. Kyung-sook Lee and received her bachelor of music degree in piano performance in 2012. She moved to the United States to pursue a master of music degree in piano performance at Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Prof. Ms. Hahn. She obtained a Doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin where she studied with Prof. Gregory Allen in May 2018.  After that, she earned another Master's degree as a collaborative accompanist at the same university (UT Austin) in 2021.

 

Dr. Park played recitals and chamber concerts at festivals including the Wiener Musickseminar, Eumyoun Summer Music Festival, TSIPF, and The Music Festival of the Australian Institute of Music. She also has performed at Mozart Hall, Kumho Art Hall, Youngsan Grace Hall, Griswold Hall, Cohen-Davision Theatre, Goodwin Hall, Jessen Hall, Bates Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center at Texas, McCollough Theatre, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. Ms. Park has won many prizes from multiple famous competitions such as the Yega Young Gifted Competition, Haneum Young Gifted Competition, Wiener Musicseminar Competition, Nanpa Music Competition, Music Journal Competition, Eumyoun, SAC Music Competition, Sidney Wright Award, IMKA Music competition, Golden Classical Music competition, and NYAIC. Besides, she takes master classes with Anton Nel, Boris Slutsky, Alexander Kobrin, Marina Lomazov, Elizabeth Pridonoff, Tokyo Quartet, and Miro Quartet. She is also very interested in chamber music, so she formed The Selah Trio. In 2017, the group was a finalist in the Coleman Chamber Music Association. Also, during public outreach programs and collaboration over the past year, she has received much recognition and praise for their artistry.

 

She has been teaching for 15 years and enjoys all aspects of piano teaching. She has taught students of different skill levels, ages, and backgrounds. She has been an active member of the Music Teacher National Association of the Americas, and the Music Teacher's Association of California. Dr. Park is continually doing her professional work as a Collaborative Pianist, Piano Instructor, and Adjudicator. Currently, she runs Sunny Piano Studio in Sunnyvale, and she is working as a rehearsal pianist at Stanford University.

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