Biography

“Superb! Reflects an exceptional level…very expressive performance, beautiful sense of style”-New York Concert Review “Park captured the audience’s attention with her compelling virtuosity and perfect ensemble… Her pianism was lyrical, fluid, and poetic” – International Piano, Korea

Praised for her commanding stage presence and elegant musicianship, pianist Woobin Park has appeared throughout the United States and Korea with concerts in New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, St. Paul, Indianapolis, Washington D.C, Houston, and Baltimore with various types of solo and chamber recitals as well as collaboration with renowned orchestras.

She has performed in distinguished concert venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York and the Kumho Art Hall, and the Seoul Arts Center, which is the most prestigious Hall in South Korea. In the 2009-2010 seasons, she performed two piano concerts with acclaimed pianist Lydia Artymiw at Steinway Hall New York and Recital Hall, the Seoul Arts Center. In 2011, she presented a solo recital dedicated to Liszt’s bicentennial celebration at the Kumho Art Hall in Seoul and Fort Washington Harmony Hall in Washington D.C. She also made a special appearance in a program of piano trios at the KAIST University Auditorium in South Korea.

For the 2012-2013 season, her engagements include new recording project “The 23 greatest solo piano works” with professor Robert Greenberg of U.C. Berkeley, a solo appearance at the 2013 Rising Star Award Concert sponsored by the Howard County Arts Council in Maryland at Peter & Elizabeth Horowitz Performing Arts Center. She also performed a solo recital on July 2013 at IBK Hall, the Seoul Arts Center.

Dr. Park won the 2013-2014 Montpelier Arts Center Recital Competition in Maryland. Her engagements include Solo recital at Montpelier Classical Recital Series on April 26th 2014. In addition, She performed solo recitals at PAC Recital Hall of Winona State University during 2013-2014 academic year. Other engagement includes solo performance with Winona Symphonic Wind Ensemble in March 2nd 2014 at PAC Main Stage in WSU.

Other notable performances include several solo recitals and concerts at the Strathmore Mansion, Sumner Museum, Calvary Baptist Church Concert Series in Washington D.C. and at the Old Town Hall, Fairfax where she was selected as a performer by the Friday Morning Musical Club in Washington D.C.

Dr. Park has appeared in numerous recital series including the Schubert Club’s Courtroom Concert Series at the St. Paul Landmark Center, the American Composer Forum’s Zeitgeist salon series, and the Schuessler Piano Recital Series at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. In addition, she has performed in gala concerts and as first prize winner in numerous competitions in such prestigious halls at Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis, the Recital Hall at Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles, Seully Hall in Boston, and Kim Young Recital Hall at Ewha Womens University in Seoul, South Korea.

Dr. Park has participated in a number of master classes, performing for pianists Lazar Berman, Claude Frank, Alexander Shtarkman, John O’Conor, Barry Snyder, and Eugene Pridinoff.

Dr. Park has earned prizes in a number of competitions including First Prize at the 2004 Los Angeles Liszt International Piano Competition, where she was also awarded “Best Performance of the Required Work.” In 2007, she was the first prize winner of the Elinor Watson Bell Competition in Minneapolis and also received Honorable Mention at the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York. In 2008, she won the Second Prize at the University of Minnesota Concerto Competition and First Prize at the 2010 American Protege International Competition of Romantic Music in New York.

Dr. Park completed her D.M.A. in Piano Performance at the University of Minnesota in 2009, studying with pianist and Distinguished McKnight Professor Lydia Artymiw. She received both the Ude(full scholarship) and Berneking scholarships as well as the Bell fellowship from the University of Minnesota. Park completed her M.M at the Indiana University Bloomington with Professors Shigeo Neriki and Edward Auer in 2006. While she was studying at IUB, she served as the principal collaborative pianist for the studio of Janos Starker, Distinguished Cellist and Professor at Indiana University. At Indiana, she was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and Music Merit Award. Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Park developed her professional piano studies at the Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School with pianist Sae-Kyung Park. Dr. Park completed her B.M at Ewha Womens University with Professor Younglim Ham.

Dr. Park was a full-time piano professor at Winona State University in Minnesota, and currently serves on the piano faculty at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She also served as a Graduate Instructor in the piano department at the University of Minnesota and taught undergraduate courses including Class Piano and applied piano lessons.

 In addition, she is a member of the College Music Society and MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). She was often invited to be a Judge for the many competitions including Finals of 2014 MTNA Young Artist Competition-Wisconsin and Senior Piano Duet Competition by attending 2014 MTNA National Conference at Chicago.

Recently, She was invited for solo recital (Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series) in August 2015 at Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center. The Recital was broadcast live by WFMT fine arts radio.