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Chaeyoung Park performs around the world but calls Lawrence, Kansas, her second home.
Since winning her first international competition at age 13, pianist Chaeyoung Park has been a top prize winner at numerous competitions, including the Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Competition, the Cleveland International Young Artists Competition, the Yamaha USASU International Senior Piano Competition and, most recently, the 2019 Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Park has recorded the complete “Musica Ricercata” by Ligeti and “Piano Sonata No. 3” by Brahms on the Steinway label (to be released this year).
Following her first concerto appearance at age 14, Park has performed as a guest soloist with the Kansas City Symphony with Michael Stern, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with Neil Varon, Utah Symphony Orchestra with Rei Hotoda, New Millennium Symphony with Francesco Milioto, Canton Symphony Orchestra with Gerhardt Zimmermann, Lake Forest Symphony with Vladimir Kulenovic, and Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra with John Morris Russell.
As a dedicated chamber musician, she has participated in Ravinia's Steans Music Institute, Kneisel Hall and Juilliard ChamberFest. She has presented programs at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and most recently through livestreamed recitals featured by the Gilmore Rising Stars series and the Lied Center of Kansas virtual series.
Park was born in South Korea but moved to the U.S. at a young age to study with Jack Winerock in Lawrence. Partial to intimate gatherings, she performed more than 60 house recitals during her eight years in Kansas. She now lives in New York City, but considers Lawrence her second home. A proud and grateful recipient of the Kovner Fellowship, Park is pursuing a Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School with Robert McDonald.