“Her technique and command over the instrument are breath-taking, her playing being fully devoted to the music.”
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An artist of outstanding style and virtuosity, Hyeyoon Park has achieved international acclaim with orchestras such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, London Philharmonic Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Wiener KammerOrchester, Mariinsky Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales as well as the NHK, Tokyo Metropolitan and Yomiuri Nippon symphony orchestras. The youngest ever winner of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich at seventeen in 2009, Hyeyoon was also a recipient of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2011.
Highlights of the current season include the Wigmore Hall with Sholto Kynoch, John Corigliano’s Violin Concerto ‘The Red Violin’ with Stuttgarter Philharmoniker and Dan Ettinger, and concerts with the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen and Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin. A keen chamber musician, she has appeared at music festivals around the world, including Marlboro Festival at the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida, and has collaborated with partners such as Gidon Kremer, Andras Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Yuri Bashmet, Lars Vogt, Daniel Hope, Alban Gerhardt, Jan Vogler and Florian Uhlig. She recently performed at the Wiener Konzerthaus and Dortmund Konzerthaus with Benjamin Grosvenor and, following a successful chamber tour with Grosvenor, Timothy Ridout and Kian Soltani, future plans for the group include further exploration of the piano quartet repertoire, including an appearance at the Festival Les Rencontres Musicales d’Évian.
Combining integrity with elegance and focus with panache, Hyeyoon Park is an artist of outstanding style and virtuosity. Since making her orchestral debut at the age of nine with the Seoul Philharmonic, she has achieved international acclaim with orchestras such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Chamber Orchestra of Belgium, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener KammerOrchester, Mariinsky Orchestra St Petersburg, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Tokyo. In Spring 2016 she made her London Philharmonic Orchestra debut performing the Korngold Violin Concerto under the baton of Osmo Vänskä.
The youngest ever first prize winner of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich at the age of 17 in 2009, she was also a recipient of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2011. Hyeyoon went on to receive the London Music Masters Award in 2012, which led to numerous concerts in prominent venues throughout the UK. Passionate about education, this award has also provided her with a regular platform to bring music and performance into London’s schools, many in underprivileged areas, and in 2018 she featured prominently in the organisation’s celebrations for its ten-year anniversary.
Highlights of the current season include a performance of John Corigliano’s Violin Concerto ‘The Red Violin’ with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker under the baton of Dan Ettinger, concerts with the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, and a return to Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin. Other recent highlights have included performances with Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra under Kazushi Ono as well as her debut with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Kazuki Yamada. As chamber musician, she gives a recital at the Wigmore Hall in London with pianist Sholto Kynoch and joins the Internationales Musikfestival Koblenz. Following a successful tour last season alongside Benjamin Grosvenor, Timothy Ridout and Kian Soltani with performances at the International Chamber Music Series in London, Norwich and Norfolk Festival, Thomas Larcher’s ‘Musik im Riesen’ Chamber Music Festival and Birmingham’s Town Hall, future plans for the group include further exploration of the piano quartet repertoire, including an appearance at the Festival Les Rencontres Musicales d’Évian in France next summer.
With Huw Watkins she gave the world premiere of a work written especially for her by Mark Bowden at the Newbury Spring Festival, subsequently recording this for the NMC record label. She has also given recitals at the Tonhalle Zurich, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Musical Olympus Festival and Les Violons de la Paix. Hyeyoon has taken part in various chamber music festivals around the world such as the Spannungen Festival in Heimbach, Moritzburg Festival, Molyvos International Music Festival and Marlboro Festival at the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida. She has also collaborated with Gidon Kremer, Andras Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Yuri Bashmet, Lars Vogt, Daniel Hope, Alban Gerhardt, Jan Vogler and Florian Uhlig, as well as Benjamin Grosvenor, with whom she recently appeared at the Wiener Konzerthaus and Dortmund Konzerthaus as part of a highly-acclaimed duo recital tour.
Born in 1992 in Seoul, Hyeyoon studied at the junior colleges of the Korean National University of Arts and University of Cincinnati with Professor Piotr Milewski. She also studied with Professor Antje Weithaas at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin and with Christian Tetzlaff as a Young Soloist at the Kronberg Academy, where she completed her Master’s degree in 2016. These studies were funded by the Nikolas Gruber Stipendium.
Hyeyoon Park plays a violin made by the German violinmaker Stefan-Peter Greiner.
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