Heng-Jin Park has been praised by Richard Dyer in the Boston Globe as "A centered musician with uncommon control over the sonorous possibilities of her instrument; she plays boldly with a full spectrum of colors, expertly mixed."

Joan Reinthaler in the Washington Post wrote, "Heng-Jin Park is a pianist and an ensemble player of unusual artistry and musical imagination."

Ms. Park was born in Korea and raised in the Boston area. She started studying piano at the age of 5. She studied with Leonard Shure and Russell Sherman at New England Conservatory and received her Bachelor and Master Degrees there. She also worked with Marie-Françoise Bucquet at Conservatoire National Superieur de la Musique de Paris and concertized in France and Switzerland.

Heng-Jin Park made her debut with the Boston Pops Orchestra in Boston Symphony Hall at the age of 15 and has returned as soloist to perform the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Boston Pops with John Williams conducting. She has performed in Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Library of Congress, the Ambassador Hall in California, Jordan Hall, Gardner Museum, Taos School in New Mexico, Ernen Music Festival in Switzerland, many important halls in France, and at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada.

Ms. Park has won a number of awards and prizes including the Tourje Grant for graduate study and the Frank H. Beebe Grant for study abroad. She was a prizewinner in the Coleman National Chamber Music Competition and the Monterey Peninsula Chamber Music Competition. She has given masterclasses at Longy School of Music, Brigham Young University, University of Kansas, and at Penn State University. Ms. Park currently serves on the faculties of M.I.T. and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.

BM, MM (NEC); Studies with Russell Sherman and Leonard Shure; Soloist with the Boston Pops, L'Orchestre Symphonique Française, New England Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic, Newton Symphony; performed with Borromeo Quartet, Fry Street Quartet; Founder and pianist of the Boston Trio (ensemble-in-residence at NEC Prep); Concerts in Korea, Serbia, Switzerland, France, Canada; performances in Alice Tully Hall, Merkin and Carnegie Halls in NY, the Library of Congress, FleetBoston Celebrity Series, Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood; taught chamber music at Tanglewood Music Center, Yellow Barn Music Festival and IMAI; masterclasses given at Penn State, Brigham Young University, Longy School; Faculty at MIT; recordings on Parjo label.

2009-07-31


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