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Bio

Acclaimed for “exquisite clarity” and “remarkable virtuosity”, Korean-American pianist Sun-A Park is quickly establishing herself as one of the exciting pianists of her generation.  Since making her orchestral debut with the New Jersey and Houston Symphony Orchestras, Ms. Park has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Spain, Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and the Juilliard Theater in New York. 


As an active soloist and recitalist, she has collaborated with such eminent conductors as Peter Oundjian, Eiji Oue, Arthur Hagen, and Krzysztof Urbanski. Ms. Park has performed with the Yale Philharmonia, Albany Symphony, Sendai City Orchestra in Japan, San Marino Republic Orchestra, Orchester Haydn in Italy, Hannover Hochschulorchester in Germany, Symphonic Orchestra of Castilla y León and Orquesta Ciudad de Granada in Spain. Ms. Park has been heard on recital series throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, making appearances in Horowitz Recital Series at Yale University, Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut in Germany, Pusan National University and Performing Arts Center in South Korea, among many others. 


Ms. Park is a first prize winner of the Olga and Serge Koussevitzky Young Artists Awards and the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition. Her other accomplishments include second prize and the Rosa Sabater award for best interpretation of Spanish music at the 2019 Jaén International Piano Competition (Spain), and major prizes at the 5th International Sendai Music Competition (Japan), the 58th Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition (Italy), and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. 


As a period-keyboard music lover, Sun-A has performed in fortepiano masterclasses with fortepianists Alexander Lubimov and Kristian Bezuidenhout at the Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments. Her performances on the fortepiano were featured at Virtuoso e Belcanto Festival in Lucca, Italy and the Peabody Institute. Sun-A’s research topics during her residency at Peabody Institute included development of keyboard technique in 18th-century English fortepiano school. 


Ms. Park was born in Busan, South Korea and grew up in New Jersey. She began to play the piano at the age of four and later studied with Seymour Bernstein of New York University. Ms. Park completed her undergraduate and graduate studies with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School. In 2014, Ms. Park received the Soloklasse Programm diploma in Hannover, Germany with Bernd Goetzke. She is the recipient of Elizabeth Parisot Piano Award for the most outstanding pianist at the Yale School of Music under the tutelage of Boris Berman. In 2020, Ms. Park received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University under the guidance of Boris Slutsky, and was awarded Peabody Career Development Grant and Pauline Favin Memorial Award. Her recording of early keyboard sonatas by Muzio Clementi was released under the Naxos label in 2019. 

 

​한국어 프로필

 마르타 아르헤리치가  “굉장한 피아니스트” 라고 극찬한 재미교포 피아니스트 박선아는 정교한 소리, 뛰어난 기교와 피아노에 대한 열정으로 부조니 국제 콩쿠르, 지나 박하우어 콩쿠르, 센다이 국제 콩쿠르, 하엔 국제 콩쿠르 등에서 입상하며 음악계의 주목을 받았다. 줄리어드 음학 대학에서 학사, 석사 학위를 받고 독일 하노버 국립음대에서 최고연주자 과정 (콘체르트엑자멘) 학위, 예일대에서 아티스트 디플로마를 받았다. 


미국은 물론 독일, 스페인 등 유럽 클래식 무대에서 본격적으로 활동하며, 이탈리아 하이든 오케스트라, 산 마리노공화국 오케스트라, 그라나다 시립 오케스트라, 예일 필하모니아, 뉴저지 심포니, 센다이 시립 오케스트라 등 많은 오케스트라와도 협연하며 연주자 로써의 명성을 굳혔다.


이스라엘 텔 아비브 미술관, 미국 워싱턴의 케네디 센터, 스타인웨이 홀, 스페인 마뉴엘 드 파야 홀, 네덜란드의 콘세르트헤바우 등 역사를 자랑하는 각국의 공연장에서 연주하였고, 예일 대학 호로비츠 독주 시리즈, 네덜란드의 미국 영사관, 이탈리아 벨 칸토 페스티벌을 비롯해 전세계적으로  활발하게 연주 하였다. 


박선아는 미국 존스 홉킨스 대학에 있는 피바디 음대에서 “19세기 건반 테크닉의 프로토타입: 무치오 클레멘티의초기 소나타” 논문으로 2020년에 박사 학위를 취득했으며 2019년 <Clementi: Keyboard Sonatas> 앨범을 Naxos Classical 로 발매하고 피아노 외에도  포르테피아노와 하프시코드 연주도 활발하게 이어나가고 있다.