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Hyeyoon Park

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

Neue Westfälische

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Hyeyoon Park is an artist of outstanding focus and virtuosity, combining effortlessly rich sonority with musical integrity. The youngest ever winner of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in 2009, she is in demand as both a soloist and chamber musician.

Forthcoming highlights this season include performances of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto at the opening of the Night Serenades International Music Festival, Georgia and Paul Klee Centre, Bern. She performs with Stuttgart Philhamonic (Prokofiev 1), Johannesburg Philharmonic and KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic (Shostakovich 1). In recital, Hyeyoon appears at Snape Summer Festival, Spotlight Chamber, Villa Pappendorf, Gran Canaria and at Piano Musée Wurth. Chamber projects include European touring with her long-standing Piano Quartet colleagues – Kian Soltani, Timothy Ridout and Benjamin Grosvenor including at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Laeiszhalle, Hamburg as well as part of a horn trio with Ben Goldscheider and Fiachra Garvey in a programme of Huw Watkins and Brahms.

Recent engagements include critically-acclaimed performances with both the Hallé Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia alongside Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Benjamin Grosvenor in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto of which the Guardian wrote: “Thematic material…was most expressively phrased: Kanneh-Mason and Park were well matched in sweetness of tone”, Orchester Mainz, Poznan Philharmonic, Hitzacker Festival, Cologne Philharmonie, Zuger Sinfonietta, IMUKO Festival, Iasi Philharmonic at the Classix Festival (Vivaldi’s Four Seasons). 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, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Tokyo and London Philharmonic Orchestra, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin, Orchestra of Casa da Musica Porto, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bath Philharmonia.

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 Gidon Kremer, Andras Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Yuri Bashmet, Lars Vogt, Daniel Hope, Alban Gerhardt, Jan Vogler 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, Wiener Konzerthaus, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Musical Olympus Festival and Les Violons de la Paix.

A Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award holder in 2011, in 2023 as part of the Trust’s 20th anniversary celebrations Hyeyoon collaborated with fellow BBT alumna – composer Kate Whitely – on ‘Verified’ which received its World Premiere with the Multi-Story Orchestra at Bold Tendencies.

Hyeyoon received the London Music Masters Award in 2012, and is now a proud Ambassador of the same charity, which gives children from underprivileged areas a much-needed platform to experience classical music education in the UK.

Her debut digital release on Decca Classics in 2022 to mark Vaughan Williams’ 150th anniversary featured the ever-popular Lark Ascending in its original scoring for violin and piano, alongside pianist Benjamin Grosvenor which was praised for its ‘soaring beauty with an almost conversational intimacy’ (Record Review, BBC Radio 3).

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


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Hyeyoon plays Beethoven in Bern

September 16th, 2023

This Sunday, Hyeyoon Park performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto at the Paul Klee Centre, Bern. The internationally-acclaimed violinist plays alongside a wonderful ensemble of chamber musicians, including cellist Laura van der Heijden in a specially-curated programme by Hyeyoon which also includes works by Rossini and Dvorak. The Beethoven Concerto itself will performed in the special chamber arrangement byRead more ›

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Hyeyoon Park debuts at Night Serenades International Music Festival

August 21st, 2023

Celebrated violinist Hyeyoon Park performs at the Night Serenades International Music Festival in Georgia this week. As featured guest artist on opening night, Hyeyoon performs Franck’s Violin Sonata with pianist Tata Licheli which will be broadcast live on national television on Thursday 24th before the Beethoven Violin Concerto the following evening with a small ensembleRead more ›

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Hyeyoon Park at Bold Tendencies

June 9th, 2023

Tonight acclaimed violinist Hyeyoon Park performs at Bold Tendencies in ‘Verified’ – a World Premiere by Kate Whitely and the Multi-Story Orchestra. The piece was inspired by how social media affects us and was commissioned by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, of which Hyeyoon is an alumna. This community project involves local school children from across theRead more ›

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Beethoven Triple at The Sage

April 17th, 2023

Congratulations to Benjamin Grosvenor and Hyeyoon Park for their superb performances of Beethoven Triple’s Concerto alongside Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Dinis Sousa and the Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead this weekend. Which received a wonderfully warm review in The Telegraph. Special mention to Hyeyoon for jumping in at short notice for an indisposed Nicola Benedetti. TheRead more ›

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Hyeyoon Park opens the Classix Festival

February 27th, 2023

Internationally-acclaimed violinist Hyeyoon Park was the star performer for the opening night of the Classix Festival in Iasí, Romania last night with a sensational performance of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’. In the stunning surroundings of Iasi Cathedral with members of the Chamber Orchestra of the Philharmonic State of Moldova, conducted by Vlad Vizireanu, she drew myriadRead more ›

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“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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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.


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