It's all about the music
Grace Park is a dynamic violinist, dedicated chamber musician, and passionate pedagogue. Her diverse career has carried her from the world’s foremost concert halls to universities around the country as a soloist, collaborator, coach, and educator. As a soloist, Ms. Park has been the featured soloist at The Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Walt Disney Hall, Jordan Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Grace Rainey Auditorium in the Metropolitan Museum, the Rudolfinum in Prague, and Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg – with orchestras including North Czech Philharmonia, Russian Chamber Philharmonic, Napoli Chamber Orchestra, and, most recently, an engagement with Maxim Vengerov at the Cartegena Music Festival. For the 2016 – 2017 season, upcoming engagements include concerto debuts in Mexico and Poland.
A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Park has performed with a variety of ensembles around the world and has led chamber orchestras from the principal chair. Ms. Park has performed and worked personally with renowned composers Steve Reich, Brett Dean, and Georg Freidrich Hass. Upcoming commissions include a concerto by Andy Akiho and a violin sonata by Samuel Carl Adams, Composer-in-Residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Recent collaborations include working with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Company, members of Silk Road Ensemble, principal dancers of La Scala Ballet Theater, the Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and New York City Ballet, as well as leading the Orpheus and Australian Chamber Orchestras. Ms. Park has performed at many of the leading music festivals including Vail, Music@Menlo, IMS Prussia Cove, Yellow Barn, and the Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop.
Beyond the concert stage, Ms. Park has demonstrated a strong commitment to teaching and community engagement. She has taught and coached ensembles at Washington and Lee University, North Dakota State University, Skidmore College, and at the Innsbrook Institute. Ms. Park currently coaches and teaches at the Mannes School of Music Preparatory Division as a guest faculty member.
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