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Hyeyoon Park

VIOLIN
“Her technique and command over the instrument are breath-taking, her playing being fully devoted to the music.”

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Hyeyoon Park is an artist of outstanding focus and virtuosity, combining effortlessly rich sonority with musical integrity. Described as ‘Breathtaking’ by the Süddeutsche Zeitung for a recital in Munich in Spring 2022, she is in high demand on the international stage.

Forthcoming highlights of her 22/23 season include performances with Orchester Mainz (Korngold), her debut with Poznan Philharmonic, Iasi Philharmonic for concerto performances (also at the Classix Festival), masterclasses and a chamber project, IMUKO Festival in Koblenz (Mendelssohn) and in a charity concert with the European Doctor’s Orchestra (Shostakovich 1) at Cadogan Hall, London. In recital, she performs a programme featuring Debussy’s Sonata and Schubert’s Fantasie in C major with both Benjamin Grosvenor (Singapore) and Zlata Chochieva (Norwich) as well as at the Cologne Philharmonie with regular collaborators Kian Soltani, Timothy Ridout and Benjamin Grosvenor.

Recent performances include Zuger Sinfonietta, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Johannesburg Philharmonic, Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin, the Orchestra of Casa da Musica Porto, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bath Philharmonia, and an acclaimed North American recital tour with pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, culminating in a performance at New York’s Frick Collection. She has also worked with 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 and London Philharmonic Orchestra.

A passionate chamber musician, she regularly appears at major festivals and venues such as Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw,  London’s Southbank Centre, Birmingham’s Town Hall, Spannungen Festival Heimbach, Moritzburg Festival, Les Rencontres Musicales d’Évian, Internationales Musikfestival Koblenz, Molyvos International Music Festival and Marlboro Festival at the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida. She has collaborated with Kian Soltani, Timothy Ridout, Gidon Kremer, Andras Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Yuri Bashmet, Lars Vogt, Daniel Hope, Alban Gerhardt, Jan Vogler, Kian Soltani and Florian Uhlig.

She gave the world premiere of a work written for her by composer Mark Bowden with Huw Watkins at the Newbury Spring Festival, subsequently recording this for the NMC record label. She has also given recitals at the Tonhalle Zurich, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Musical Olympus Festival and Les Violons de la Paix.

Hyeyoon made her debut with the Seoul Philharmonic aged nine and was 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.

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 which was kindly supported by the Nikolas Gruber Stipendium.

Hyeyoon is proud to be an Ambassador of Music Masters, a charity which gives children from underprivileged areas a much-needed platform to experience classical music education in the UK.

Hyeyoon plays a violin made by German violin-maker, Stefan-Peter Greiner.

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Hyeyoon Park in Koblenz

November 5th, 2022

This Sunday 6th November, Hyeyoon Park returns to the International Music Festival Koblenz for the Festival’s Closing Concert. With the Georgian Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Raiskin, Hyeyoon performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto at the Electoral Palace. Find out more here.

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New recording of Lark Ascending featuring Hyeyoon Park and Benjamin Grosvenor

October 12th, 2022

Hyeyoon Park and Benjamin Grosvenor have released a new recording of The Lark Ascending in its original version for violin and piano to celebrate the anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ birthday on Decca Classics. You can listen to the recording here which is currently No. 1 on Spotify’s Classical New Releases. Whilst preparing to recordRead more ›

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Hyeyoon Park’s debut in Singapore

September 22nd, 2022

Celebrated violinist Hyeyoon Park makes her much-anticipated debut in Singapore this Sunday. Alongside duo partner Benjamin Grosvenor, they perform at the Victoria Concert Hall in a ravishing programme including works by Debussy, Webern and Schubert. You can watch this sensational pair of musicians perform Rachmaninoff’s Hungarian Dance Op. 6 no. 2 from their ‘breathtaking’ recital inRead more ›

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‘Breathtaking’ music-making in Munich

May 13th, 2022

Congratulations to Hyeyoon Park and Benjamin Grosvenor for a wonderful week in Munich! The duo gave a recital on Tuesday evening at the Allerheiligen-Hofkirche which received the highest praise from Suddeutsche Zeitung – describing their partnership as at the ‘highest quality in every respect’. Tomorrow (Saturday 14th), Benjamin opens the Berliner Klavier Festival at theRead more ›

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Grosvenor Plays Liszt

February 2nd, 2022

Benjamin Grosvenor makes his long-awaited debut with Scottish Chamber Orchestra later this week. The British pianist will perform Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1 under the baton of Maxim Emelyanychev, taking the programme to Usher Hall Edinburgh (3rd), City Halls Glasgow (4th), with a final performance in Aberdeen Music Hall on 5th February. These concerts kick-off aRead more ›

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Reviews

“Technical brilliance and rousing virtuoso fire, charmed by a unique natural sweetness in tone, free from sentimentality… Together with the great young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, Hyeyoon Park forms a world class duo. This was clear in Szymanowski’s “Myths from 1915” whose richness of colour and refined melodies require not only limitless sensitivity, but also narrative creative power … Then a spirited performance of César Franck’s A major sonata, in which the finale was particularly intoxicating. Two encores, a Hungarian dance which set sparks flying, and Schumann’s evening song: gentle and simple.”

Harald Eggebrecht, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, October 2020

“César Franck’s Violin Sonata – the second half of the programme – was a simultaneous showcase of Park’s huge palette of tone…her unaccompanied passages in the recitative-fantasia movement had all the poise of solo Bach (albeit on a Parisian opium trip).”

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Discography

Mark Bowden – Sudden Light

Mark Bowden’s Five Memos (2015), written for and performed by Hyeyoon Park (violin) and Huw Watkins (piano).

NMC Recordings (2016)

Mozart. Glière, Korngold – ARD Competition Winners

A live recording of Hyeyoon Park’s award-winning performance of the Korngold Violin Concerto at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in 2009, at the Herkulessaal der Residenz.

BAVARIAN RUNDFUNK (2010)

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