South Korea I Age 26
Seoul native Jinhyung Park began studying piano at the age of 5 and made his recital debut 10 years later. After completing his bachelor’s degree in piano performance at Yonsei University under the tutelage of Ian Yungwook Yoo, he moved to Germany to study with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover.
Jinhyung’s concert schedule has taken him around the world, with engagements across Korea, as well as recitals in Prague, Bratislava, and Paris, and concertos with the Slovakia Symphony Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Gyonggi Philharmonic Orchestra, Gwacheon Philharmonic Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, and Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also the proud recipient of a Yamaha Music Korea scholarship and the Shinhan Music Award.
His international prizes include first place at the Prague Spring International Music Competition and second prizes at the Panama and Hilton Head International Piano Competitions; he also boasts strong finishes at the Cleveland, Santander, and Montreal Competitions.
Also interested in conducting and composing, Jinhyung cites his deep love of music as his primary motivator in life. He expects the Cliburn to be “an unforgettable experience for an optimistic future.”
HOUGH Fanfare Toccata
DEBUSSY Images, Book I
LISZT Venezia e Napoli
MENDELSSOHN Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, op. 35, no. 1
BRAHMS Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, op. 24
Semifinal Round – Recital
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 6 in A Minor, op. 82
SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, op. 12
Semifinal Round – Mozart concerto
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
Final Round – Concerto I
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, op. 58
Final Round – Concerto II
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26