Grace Park '12 MM has won the 2018 International Naumburg Violin Competition, which took place at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The competition was dedicated to the memory of violinist Robert Mann. Her award includes a cash prize of $25,000, a commissioned work by Mario Davidovsky, two fully subsidized concerts in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and other U.S. concert engagements.
At NEC, Grace studied with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried. In her illustrious career, Grace has been the featured soloist at The Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Walt Disney Hall, The Grace Rainey Auditorium in the Metropolitan Museum, The Rudolfinum in Prague, Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg, and NEC's Jordan Hall. Grace has also performed Bach alongside Yo Yo Ma at New York City Center and collaborated with Maxim Vengerov at the Cartegena Music Festival. In 2019, Grace will be performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto at Carnegie Hall as well as the Neilsen Violin Concerto throughout Mexico.
NEC recently featured Grace's performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in our #MusicMonday series:
The Naumburg Violin Competition has previously been won by Tessa Lark '11 '12 MM.