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Sejoon Park, piano

Overview

Pianist Sejoon Park was born to cellist parents in Seoul, Korea, and at the age of ten made his orchestral debut with Korea’s Busan Philharmonic Orchestra. He moved to the U.S. shortly thereafter, and was featured in Washingtonian Magazine for a performance which was named one of the “Best of 2004” and was broadcast on NPR’s “From the Top.”

A winner of Astral’s 2014 National Auditions, Mr. Park has also received top prizes from the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the PianoArts Competition, the Southeastern Piano Competition, and the King Award for Young Artists. He recently gave his Philadelphia recital debut, broadcast in its entirety on WWFM Radio, and in March 2018, he appears as soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

Mr. Park has appeared on the stages of Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, Colorado. He has been soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Salina Symphony, the South Carolina Philharmonic, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerti, Nos. 2 and 3 with both the Incheon Philharmonic and the Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Park performs frequently in his native South Korea, and his passion for musical outreach activities has led him to assist in organizing the Seongnam Love Music Festival, through which he invited U.S.-based performers to travel abroad to perform for Korean audiences. A former PianoArts Fellow and Artist for Sing for Hope, he organizes and participates in various musical outreach activities. He regularly gives educational concerts for school children across the U.S., and gives free concerts for healthcare patients and seniors in under-resourced communities.

Sejoon Park holds a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School.

"...gorgeously clear but rounded sound..."

-Philadelphia Inquirer

Xavier Foley, double bass; Eunice Kim, violin; Sejoon Park, piano

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 7:30 PM

American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Program

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier — Book I, BWV 846 [Arr.]
Mozart: Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304 [Arr.]
Schubert: Sonata in A Minor, D. 821, Arpeggione
FoleyThe Spirit of the Ice Bear, for Violin and Double Bass [Phila. Premiere]
BottesiniGran Duo Concertante

 

Visit the Society's blog to read our interview with Xavier Foley.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

“One could hardly heap too much praise on the pianist Sejoon Park.”

Philadelphia Inquirer

“...gorgeously clear but rounded sound...”

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