Angela Jeanyoung PARK 박진영

Praised for her deep musicianship, effortless technique, and structurally sound interpretations, cellist Angela Park is establishing herself as a compelling musician of her generation.


"Park was especially impressive" –artsBHAM


Equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator, Angela Park has performed and taught throughout the North and South Americas, Europe, and East Asia. Notable appearances are solo concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic; chamber music appearances at the Marlboro, Verbier, and Ravinia Festivals; and being on faculty at the Curtis Summerfest and the Siete Lagos Festival of Villa Angostura, Argentina.


In recent seasons, Angela has performed with the inspiring Gamut Bach Ensemble Philadelphia, to return for the 2016/17 season, and with Anne-Sophie Mutter on her Virtuosi European Tour, returning in the 16/17 season's Salzburg concerts. She has also participated for multiple years at the International Musicians' Seminar of Prussia Cove under the tutelage of Steven Isserlis and returned for their Open Chamber Music weeks. In 2012, she was awarded 2nd Prize and the Seongyawng Park Special Award at the International Isang Yun Competition.


With her passion for chamber music, Angela has been invited to festivals such as the Marlboro Festival, where a performance of hers was praised “deft and sophisticated” by the Boston Globe, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, Ravinia Festival, Verbier Festival, Twickenham, and Perlman Chamber Music Workshop. She has worked with the most inspiring chamber music colleagues such as Leonidas Kavakos, Miriam Fried, Peter Wiley, Bruno Canino, Kim Kashkashian, and Richard Goode, and has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) Orchestra, and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.


Angela is increasingly in demand as a continuo player. She often performs the Bach Suites in a baroque setup, and has played continuo for the Pyeongchang Music Festival and the Helsinki Baroque, as well as for the Gamut Bach Ensemble Philadelphia. In addition to performing standard recital programs, she also has a deep interest in contemporary music and is dedicated to playing the works of living composers. Notable performances of 2016 include works by Unsuk Chin, George Benjamin, and Michael Brown.


As a writer, Angela often contributes to the online forum Cello Project Korea as interviewer and translator, and was extensively featured on the forum in March 2015. She has also translated Anner Bylsma's book of the first Bach Suites into Korean.


Born in 1987 in California to Korean parents, Angela started playing the cello at age 10 with Sungeun Hong and Kyungmi Lim. Performing from an early age soon thereafter, Angela won virtually every competition in Korea and made her debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at the age of 12. At age 14, she started her studies at the renowned Curtis Institute of Music with Peter Wiley and the late Orlando Cole. There started her long relationship and love for the chamber music literature while working with luminaries such as Steven Tenenbom, Pamela Frank, Joseph Silverstein, and Meng-Chieh Liu. While at Curtis, she made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach.


Upon graduation, Angela was selected to study with Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory, where she was a recipient of the Gregor Piatigorsky Fellowship. She also won the Haydn Concerto Competition which led to a performance with the Chamber Orchestra of NEC, and graduated with Academic Awards, Master of Music, and Graduate Diploma. Afterwards, she moved to Berlin to study with the acclaimed cellist Jens Peter Maintz at the Universität der Künste Berlin in the Konzertexamen Program, where she was a DAAD Scholar (German Academic Exchange), graduating with highest distinction in 2013. Angela has played one season with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mariss Jansons and currently serves as associate principal of the Seoul Philharmonic, hired by former music director Myung-whun Chung. She is on faculty at the Korean National University of Arts' preparatory division.


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