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Hayang Park
*1998 in South Korea

2015 and 2017 Kronberg Academy Festival, workshop
2016 Chamber Music Connects the World, participant
2022 Chamber Music Connects the World, concert
2022 Kronberg Festival, concert

Since 2021 Kronberg Academy Master
Studies with Nobuko Imai
funded by the Ulla Minners/Lore Buscher Scholarship

Hayang Park

viola

Korean violist Hayang Park was born in Seoul in 1998 and began playing the viola at an early age. From the age of 13 she attended the Yewon School of Arts, of which she is a graduate, and subsequently completed university studies at Yonsei University (South Korea) with Professor Sang-Jin Kim, where she gained a bachelor’s degree in 2019. From 2018 to 2021, she studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid with Nobuko Imai, funded by a scholarship from Fundación Albeniz. She has attended masterclasses with Lawrence Power, Tabea Zimmermann, Christoph Poppen and Antoine Tamestit. During her studies in Madrid, she was a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra directed by Péter Eötvös and Pablo González.

A glimpse into my world: Hayang Park

Even in her early years, Hayang Park won a variety of national and international prizes. At twelve years old she won the Concours International de musique et d'art dramatique Léopold Bellan. In 2017 she took third prize in the string section of the 15th Tokyo Music Competition, and performed Hindemith’s viola concerto “Der Schwanendreher” (The Swan Turner) together with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also won numerous prizes in her native Korea, including the Chun-chu Music Competition and the Seoul National Philharmonic Competition.

Park’s concert biography already includes performances at Geneva’s Victoria Hall, Fondation Louis Vuitton and the Matsumoto Harmony Hall (Japan) together with Maestro Seiji Ozawa. She has likewise participated in a large number of festivals, including the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina in 2016 together with pianist Robert McDonald and violinist Ani Kavafian, and the 2017 Music Alp Festival, where she performed with Nora Cismondi, Marianne Piketty and Penny Driver. In 2019, she took part in both the Verbier Festival Academy and the Seiji Ozawa International Academy.

During 2016, Hayang Park participated in Chamber Music Connects the World, playing alongside Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff and Antje Weithaas. Since October 2021, she has been studying at Kronberg Academy with Nobuko Imai. Her studies are funded by the Ulla Minners/Lore Buscher scholarship.

Hayang Park in concert

Last updated: February 2022