Festival Day 2

June 23 | 7:30BioProgramTickets


Jae Hong Park began his piano studies at the age of seven. After entering the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, he went on to attend the Seoul Art High School. He now studies with Prof. Daejin Kim at the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts.

He is the 1st Prize winner of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition for Young Artists and the Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists as well as the 4th Prize winner of the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists and winner of Sascha Gorodnitzki Prize at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Also, he was selected by Prof. Andrea Bonatta and audience as the ‘Eppan Prize Winner’ of Junior Academy Eppan.

In addition, he won numerous prizes at several important competitions in South Korea. Besides the Eumag-Chunchu, Jae Hong won top prizes at the Samick-Seiler, the TBC, the CBS, the International Haydn Piano Competition and 1st prize at Ehwa-Kyunghyang, one of the most established competition in Korea.

He has performed debut recitals in New York City at the Frick Collection, in Amsterdam and Utrecht, Netherlands through invitations by the Liszt International Piano Competition and Grachten Festival and in Busko Zdroj, Poland through an invitation of ‘XXII Chopin Festival, Lato z Chopinem’. He has performed with the Utah Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rei Hotoda, the Canton Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gerhardt Zimmermann and many others. He also performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Banatul Philharmonic of Timisoara and received outstanding reviews. Jae Hong also performed a recital in Washington D.C. through an invitation by ‘2016 Washington International Piano Festival’ and in Barletta, Italy through an invitation by ‘Barletta Piano Festival’.

In addition, he performed a successful debut recital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pablo Bardin of the Buenos Aires Herald noted, ‘The Bartók Sonata was simply dazzling; the fantastic rhythmic precision and excitement of the outer movements and the strong phrasing of the slow middle one were the work of an already mature artist of enormous dexterity.’ Including the Prodigy Recital in Kumho Art Hall by the Kumho-Asiana Cultural Foundation in Seoul, he played in Salzburg including the Wien Saal, Bösendorfer Saal and Solitär.

Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 (Pastorale)

Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)

Tarantelle in A-flat Major, Op. 43
Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 55, No. 2
Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54

Isaac Albéniz
(1860-1909)

Almería from Iberia (Book 2)

Sergei Prokofiev
(1891-1953)

Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82

General $20
Senior $12 | Student $8
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